Basic Astronomy and Observation Programme
Welcome to Cranfield Astronomical Society.
Our ‘normal’ regular weekly meetings shall resume online from 11 January. To receive the link to join the events, please join using the registration link.
Our main communication is through emails to registered members. Our Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp are also channels used by the community.
2022 Winter Term Programme
Programme from January 2022
Regular meetings continue to be online in this term. The committee is exploring COVID safe face to face meetings, any information shall be emailed to members who registered.
The Teams link for meetings is emailed to members who registered.
|All meeting are on Teams for now.|
The Teams link shall be emailed to registered members one day before the meeting.
|11 January 19:30-20:30||Image processing of Astro-photographs||70% Phase|
|18 January 19:30-20:30||Introduction to stellar spectroscopy||Rises 16:37|
|25 January 19:30-20:30||Mars. Why? Why not?||Rises 01:39|
|1 February 19:30-20:30||Geology of the rocky planets||Sets 16:55|
|8 February 19:30-20:30||The Development of the HR diagram and it’s uses||Rises 10:23,|
|15 February 19:30-20:30||Synthesis of Elements in the Universe||Rises 15:35|
|22 February 19:30-20:30||Cepheid variable stars and the Discovery of Galaxies||Rises 00:52 70%|
No Moon in evening
|1 March 19:30-20:30||The Cosmic Distance Scale||No Moon|
|8 March 19:30-20:30||Galaxy Distribution||Rises 08:43 34%|
|15 March 19:30-20:30||Current cosmology from the Big Bang till now||Rises 14:31 94%|
Near Full Moon
|22 March 19:30-20:30||CranSEDS||Rises 00:06 83%|
No Moon in Evening
|29 March 19:30-20:30||New Horizons Mission|
Clocks on 1hr 26th March
|5 April 19:30-20:30||Results of 3rd CASAC||Sets 19:55|
0.01% New Moon
Sun sets at 1943.
Possible minimum crescent sighting.
|All programme are subject to changes.|
The Cranfield Astronomical Society membership is mainly Cranfield University students and staff. It is one of the active local amateur astronomical societies and helped many to enjoy the night sky.