CADAS Meeting

I went to the Crewkerne and District Astronomical Society meeting tonight. They meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the village hall,  New Road, Norton sub Hambdon, TA14 6SF . The guest speaker was Bob Mizon MBE, he gave a fascinating talk on female astronomers. From Hypatia of Alexandria 400AD, Annie Jump Cannon who by 1922 had classified around 350,000 stars by spectral type to Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who in 1967 discovered rapidly rotating neutron stars. Ladies who have contributed so much to the science of astronomy but have largely gone unrecognised. After the tea break we looked at some of the Juno missions images of Jupiter and Arthur Davis gave a talk on the constallation of Perseus. I also showed my latest images, a good night was had by everyone. But for me, the highlight of the evening was Ron Westmaas; chairman of the society washing up the cups, saucers and plates from the tea break – well done Ron.

Ron Westmaas washing up
Ron Westmaas washing up

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