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A Space Nerd’s Trip To The USA

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ASHLEY MARLES first joined CAS in 1978 while he was still at school. He has kept his interest in astronomy alive since then,  with many achievements such as building his own observatory (more than once!!!), studying Physics and Astronomy at UC, being the paid observer at the Townsend Observatory, and generally encouraging others to share his enthusiasm for all things astronomical. In the middle of last year he and his wife Raewyn flew to the USA ostensibly to view and photograph the Solar Eclipse on 21 August but also to catch up with family. He took the opportunity to visit a lot of the places on his bucket list and the result is a fantastic array of photos that any space nerd would be jealous of. Come and listen to Ashley talk about the places and people they met on their trip (not your usual holiday snaps)!

This is a GREEN meeting.

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CAS Member Meetings open to the public

Our member meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the University of Canterbury. We are currently hosted in Room 701 West (see the red dot on the map below). If you are interested in membership, this is a good place to start and you will be warmly invited to attend – just contact one of the committee members beforehand so that we know to expect you. Our meetings start at 7:30pm with a cup of tea and a social chat, before the main topic of the night begins at 8pm prompt. Members and visitors will be asked to sign a register of attendance. The subject matter will range from general appeal to all levels to scientific or data analysis. We will try, where appropriate to identify the level of the presentation on a traffic light basis.


GREEN – appeals to all

AMBER – a mixture of general appeal and scientific data

RED – scientific or data based presentation

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A Space Nerd’s Trip To The USA

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