Croydon Astronomical Society
© Croydon Astronomical Society 2012 Croydon, Surrey, England, UK Registered Charity No. 251560
This page shows the programme of CAS and local astronomy events. You can include this CAS calendar in your personal Google calendar so you can be notified of updates and changes.
Please check the recorded message on our Kenley Observatory telephone 020 8668 9642 for details of when the observatory will be open and information on the next lecture meeting.
You can embed the CAS Calendar into your personal Google Calendar by searching the list of Google Calendars for 'Croydon Astronomical Society'. In doing this you can also set the notifications so you get an email or a SMS text message when the calendar changes or new events are added.
Please suggest additional items, corrections or comments to the CAS webmaster.
If you wish to contact us by telephone please call our observatory telephone on 020 8668 9642 where you can leave a message and we will contact you soon.
Note that there is no heating at the observatory so please dress warmly. The closest parking is at the WW2 memorial on Hayes Lane about 300 metres south of Waterhouse Lane.
Our annual BBQ/Picnic will be held on the Sunday 10th August at our Kenley observatory. It will be combined with a solar observing day. Members and guests only.
This is a regular event and the usual format is for the society to provide the bread, soft drinks, salad, BBQ stove and hot water, with members bringing any other food and drink they wish, such as burgers to cook on the stove. We have found this format to be safe, and convenient if we have bad weather.
The solar observing will start in the early afternoon and the grill will be lit around
late afternoon. The event will continue up to dark and will extend into night-
As well as the usual white light telescopes we will have at least two Hydrogen-
This will be a good opportunity to bring along any telescopes and between the knowledgeable members we'll be pleased to devote some time to advise with setup etc to some extent.
Parking is on the nearby road, details here.
Eligibility: Members and guests. Members are anyone who at one time filled out a membership form, even if not current in the last year. Guests fall into two categories: i) partners and family of members; ii) those who have attended our meetings at the school though not having filled in a membership form. It is not a public event and not open to visitors.
In the unlikely event of severe weather the event may be postponed, so please expect a notification a day or two prior to confirm it will go ahead.