New- Star Chart For Cayman

A new feature as of June 2015 has been added - look at the bottom of this web page and there is a new Star Chart exclusively for Grand Cayman

CIAS Next Meeting 8 November 7 PM Pedro's Castle

The next meeting  is on Friday Nov 8th  starting at 7 PM. Usual finish time is by 9 PM The meeting is a few days later than usual so we will be focusing more on the Moon than usual. All are welcome, please remember to dip lights on arrival.

November can be a very mixed month for the weather so if the evening looks more than 50 percent cloudy the meeting will be canceled, You can phone me (no texts or emails please) at 7:00 PM if in doubt 925 7657

This Sunday 3rd of November  a (very) partial solar eclipse is theoretically visible at Sun rise 06:26 AM from the Cayman Islands. It will probably be in the news but for our location the eclipse will be for the die hard enthusiasts. If you want to join me please feel free to email and depending on numbers a suitable location will be found,

If you are intending on viewing it alone please take adequate precautions - especially if you will be pointing cameras with  telescopic lenses at the sun. Remember the eclipse is here briefly for a few minutes  whereas you want to use your eyes for life.

Clear Skies Everyone


CIAS News Busy Month for October 2013

The next Public meeting of the Astronomical Society to be held at Pedros Castle will be on Tuesday the 8th of October starting at 7:00 PM. All are Welcome Remember the meetings will be canceled if sky cover is more than 50 percent or if it is raining. If in doubt phone me on 925 7657 If you come to the site please dip headlights on arrival.

We are also involved in two other major events this month.

On Saturday October the 12th we will be at the "Night Under the Stars" at the National Gallery. This is a major fundraising event for the Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation

At the UCCI college the Society is involved with the STEM Conference  which runs from Wednesday 16th to Saturday the 19th. In particular there are two free events for the General Public.
On the evening of Friday 18th  there is a lunar eclipse and the UCCI Observatory and the CIAS plan to observe from the UCCI Quadrangle. The Society will be there from 6 PM onwards, with the Moon rising above the buildings in eclipse at perhaps around 7:00 PM. By 8:50 the Eclipse is over.
On Saturday afternoon the 19th October  there is a family fun afternoon, which again includes the UCCI Observatory and the CIAS to observe the Sun. This will run from 2:30 till 4:30 PM. Other events that afternoon invove a display of robotics, music by a theramin, a Van De Graff Generator (with a teacher attached to it), an alchemist and a rubins tube.  
Towards the end of this month Comet ISON may become visible in the morning sky. More information on this and other events this month is in the Society newsletter which is availble free to all members. To join please come to our next meeting or email me with your interest.
Clear Skies (fingers crossed)
Chris Cooke tel 925 7657

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