Basic Astronomy and Observation Programme
Welcome to Cranfield Astronomical Society.
We look forward to welcome the new arrivals to Cranfield University.
Our ‘normal’ regular weekly meetings shall resume online from 12 October. 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.
2021 Autumn Term Programme
Programme from October 2021
Shall be published soon.
Regular meetings are online in this term.
The Teams link for meetings is email to members who registered.
|All meeting are on Teams for now.|
The Teams link shall be posted one day before the meeting.
|12 January 19:30-20:30||Informal Open Evening||Sets 15:14, 1%|
Virtually New moon
|19 January 19:30-20:30||An Introduction to Astrophotography||Sets 21:22, 28%|
2d before 1st Qtr
|26 January 19:30-20:30||Mars. Why? Why not?|
A webinar by one of our former students.
Sets 05:28 90%
|2 February 19:30-20:30||Introduction to stellar spectroscopy||Rises 22:56, 78%|
2d to 3rd Qtr
|9 February 19:30-20:30||Image processing of Astro-photographs||Sets 14:06, 6.5%|
2d to New Moon
|16 February 19:30-20:30||The Development of the HR diagram and it’s uses||Sets 21:30, 15%|
|23 February 19:30-20:30||Synthesis of Elements in the Universe||Rises 13:45, 93%|
|2 March 19:30-20:30||The Cosmic Distance Scale||Rises 22:04, 90%|
3d after Full
|9 March 19:30-20:30||The Galilean Moons of Jupiter||Sets 13:04 17%|
4d to New
|16 March 19:30-20:30||Galaxy distribution and current cosmology from the Big Bang till now||Sets 21:33, 9.5%|
3d after New
|23 March 19:30-20:30||Meteorites-Origins and Evolution of the Solar System||Rises 11:23, 72%|
|30 March 19:30-20:30||Open night and results of the photo competition or observing night if conditions and restrictions allow||Rises 22:06, 98%|
2d after Full
|6 April||Committee meeting||Rises 13:08, 30%|
|The programme is subject to change; depending on sky conditions and availability of speakers. Issued 26 September 2020|
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.