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CMHASD Star Gazing at Hall Place & Gardens – 2022, Nov 30.

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On Wednesday 30th November 2022, CMHASD were back at Hall Place & Gardens to hold a star gazing event.  We had brilliant support from our members – thanks to all – who bought along a variety of telescopes, cameras, meteorites and other displays for our guests.   We had over 33 ticket-holders to entertain and […]

Partial Solar Eclipse – 2022 Oct 25 – Open Morning at the Pavilion

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NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please click here for solar observing safely. On Tuesday 25th October 2022, CMHASD held an Open Morning at the Parsonage Lane Pavilion for members & members of the public to view the rare spectacle of a Partial Solar Eclipse visible from the UK. It turned out to be an absolutely fantastic day […]

CMHASD supporting the BAA at New Scientist Live 2022

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Crayford Manor House Astronomical Society Dartford (CMHASD) were out in force at the recent New Scientist Live event at ExCel Centre, London Docklands on the 7th to 9th October 2022.  We were there to help the British Astronomical Association (BAA), in which we have many members; on their stand in the Cosmos Section this year.   […]

Cosmic Camp 2022

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Several society members attended Shears Green Junior School on Friday 23rd September 2022 with their own or a society telescope to take part in the school’s ‘Cosmic Camp’.  Below are 2 accounts of the evening by CMHASD members Diane Clarke and Gary Hunt who both helped at the event. Diane wrote ”The Society was invited […]

CMHASD Solar Observing at Hall Place & Gardens – Saturday 20th Aug 2022

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  NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please click here for solar observing safely. On Saturday the 20th of August several members of the Society were present for the second of our 2 solar observing sessions at Hall Place & Gardens. The event took place on the patio with a small farmers market close to the gallery […]

Solar Observing at Hall Place, Bexley – Sun 7th Aug 2022

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Sunday 7th August 2022 – What a glorious sunny day to be out Solar Observing which is what Crayford Manor House Astronomical Society Dartford (CMHASD) where doing at Hall Place in Bexley.  What a busy day it was too! Several telescopes were set up to observe the Sun safely and members of the public were […]

Dartford’s Big Day Out – July 2022

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On the 16th July 2022 Crayford Manor House Astronomical Society Dartford  (CMHASD) exhibited at Dartford’s Big Day Out in Central Park, Dartford.     It was an extremely busy & interesting day.  Several members of the public took the opportunity to drop by for a chat, observe the current activity on the surface of our […]