Welcome

Welcome to Carolian Astronomy Society in Kidderminster

The Carolian Astronomy Society (CAS) is based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire UK. Membership  is open to any individuals who support and wish to further the Objectives of the Society. We welcome new members, particularly the less experienced and newcomers to our fascinating hobby.


Next Carolian Meeting Wednesday 10th March 7:30 pm

The Martin Humphries Memorial Lecture: “Unlocking the Future of Space Access and Hypersonic Flight” by Robin Davies of Reaction Engines Ltd.

What if you could climb into a winged aircraft, take off horizontally and fly into space. Science fiction? No, today Reaction Engines Ltd are building the first prototype of a revolutionary air breathing rocket engine that will allow just that.

A single stage to orbit in a fully reusable spaceplane. The hypersonic SABRE engine is also applicable to high speed transport, cutting the time to travel between London and Australia to around four hours and providing low cost access to space for small satellites.

This talk will look at the engineering behind the project and show where we are going to make this engine a reality.

This event is to be presented over the Zoom Video Conferencing system and is free. Carolian Astronomy Society Members and Members of other West Midlands societies will be sent the Zoom login details as usual.

Members of the public who would like to join the meeting please register via Eventbrite using the following link:

https://reactionengines.eventbrite.co.uk


February 2021 Meeting: Dr Steve Barrett

Our February meeting featured popular Speaker Dr Steve Barrett from the University of Liverpool with two short talks. “Ancient Light” and “Just a Second“. The slides for these and other talks can be found on Steve’s website at: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/~sdb/Talks/


January 2021 Meeting: Mary McIntyre FRAS

Mary presented a fascinating talk about producing Stunning Star Trail images on the 13th January. She went into great detail of how she produces the fantastic images she has created. Mary has provided a downloadable handout with details whcih can be downloaded here. She also hinted that she is a keen photographer of Lightning and she has provided a handout for this too which can be downloaded here.


Coronavirus Statement:

We await further governmental advice as to when social group meetings can take place once again.


Privacy Statement

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If you require any further information please email us at info@carolianastro.co.uk.

We also have a Facebook group page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolianastro/