Author Archives: cnaagadmin

The Batt C of E Primary School

We were all thrilled to watch the International Space Station orbiting the earth and doing so directly over the Batt School playground! Robin had us spelled bound as he explained that the object we were watching was travelling at 5 miles a second! Later Robin talked about the astronomy behind the Christmas star story.

Alert – 06/01/2022

Reduced membership subs apply this year:   £9 for single or £12.50 for family / partners’ membership No group indoor meetings until Coronavirus infection levels allow. Online ( Zoom ) meetings may be arranged for members by email invitation from the Chairman.  Limited observing meetings with the current social distancing restrictions may also now be possible […]

From the Chairman – 06/06/19

Hello StarWatcher, MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY First off , i am very pleased to say that our very own David Henderson has offered to take up the role of CNAAG Membership Secretary. Just in time as ,and just to remind everyone , subs are due at the end of this month. More news as the handover from […]

Sir Patrick Moore 1923-2012

Astronomer, broadcaster and author, Sir Patrick Moore passed away on 9th December 2012. On Sunday 9th December 2012 the world of astronomy lost one of its most endearing and knowledgeable personalities when Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore, Patrick to us all, passed away at his home in Sussex aged 89. Since the 1950s Patrick has become […]

Feb 15/16 Close approach of Asteroid 2012 DA14 and a Russian Meteorite

Asteroid observing report and Russian meteorite news. An asteroid 45 metres in diameter and weighing around 130000 metric tons will pass close to the Earth on the night of 15/16th February 2013. Asteroid 2012 DA14 was discovered in February 2012 by the OAM Observatory, La Sagra in Spain, when it came within 1.6 million miles […]

Comet C/2012 S1

This page contains material concerning Comet C/2012 S1 ROSETTA – The Comet Hunter wakes up Overdue by an agonising fifteen minutes, signals confirmed that the European Rosetta spacecraft had woken up from its 3 year enforced hibernation and was beginning to warm and orient itself to make contact with the tracking stations on Earth. Launched […]