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03 January 2016
Planned Events for the First Half of 2016

These are subject to change, but below are the planned events for a busy first half of the year......

Friday 5th February - Members Workshop
G Mackie - "Autumn & Winter Star Clusters"; M Lunan - HR Diagram; G Mackie/ M Winiarczyk - "Long exposure photography using a motorised mount" - bring your cameras to try it out; S Watt - Astro apps for tablets. Dark sky observing / astrophotography.

Friday 4th March - Members Workshop
S Watt - "Basic Astro Image Editing"; GM/ML - "Hubble's Tuning Fork - Different Types of Galaxy"; C Sinclair - "Producing a Star Trails image". Dark sky observing / astrophotography.

Friday 11th March - Members Night Sky Photo Expedition
Weather permitting. Time & location TBA

Saturday March 12th - AGM  (2pm at Caithness Horizons)

Saturday March 19th March - CAG at Caithness Science Festival Family Day in Wick Assembly Rooms. Solar Observing & display stand.

Friday 15th April - "Sun, Moon and Ancient Stones" - Talk by Douglas Scott. Telescopic observing of the Moon and Jupiter.

Friday 6th May - "Newsworthy Comets" - Talk by Denis Buczynski. Solar Observing.

Saturday 7th May - Advice on observing the Transit of Mercury and the chance to see some space rocks (meteorites) close up. Solar Observing.
2pm at Caithness Horizons

Monday 9th May - Transit of Mercury Observing (Noon-8pm)
Venue(s) & times TBA

Friday 10th June - Members Workshop
G Mackie - "Celestial Navigation"; "Mapping the Moon" & "High frame rate solar, lunar and planetary imaging"; M Winiarczyk - "The Apollo Image Database"; Telescope & Observing Equipment Workshop

Events are 7pm at Castlehill Heritage Centre unless stated otherwise.

 

 




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