Category: Our Next Meeting

March 7th: Trevarrian

This evening will be a Solar Observing hands on practical for using and making equipment to prepare for  what will hopefully be an increased Solar activity during 2024 and beyond. Also, our resident Solar imaging wizzo, Nigel will show how he processes his wonderful Hα solar images. Meet 19:00 for a 19:30 kick off.


February 15: Summercourt

The next meeting of Kernow Astronomers is on Thursday 15, February at the Summercourt memorial Hall. Gather at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Tonight Nick will be discussing one of the most popular free desktop planetaria – Stellarium. Most users never get beyond the default setup, so Nick will show you a number of options that will maximize your usage and enjoyment from this software. Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your…


February 1st: Trevarrian

Tonight’s meeting will be a basic image processing workshop. Phil will give a quick demo of both lunar/planetary and deep sky image processing using basic, free software: Registax, Deep Sky Stacker and Gimp. You will then all be able to have a go yourselves. Bring along your own laptops and download the above software before you come along, if you can. Phil will have copies of the software on USB sticks, along with some…


January 18th: : Summercourt

We have two short talks for you.  Noel will talking about Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin and one of the most important discoveries in the history of astronomy. The second will be Mark with a short history of the Calendar. Image: By Smithsonian Institution/Science Service, restored by Adam Cuerden – Air and Space Museum online gallery, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=140704011


Next Meeting: 4, January: Trevarrian

With all the new telescopes that have arrived over Christmas, we will be holding another evening where you can bring your new scope for some help and advice of setting it up. We have also received a number of requests on how to set up an equatorial mount for visual observing as well as some users whose go-to mounts are not pointing to targets as well as they expect, so we’ll help them troubleshoot…


7, December 2023: Trevarrian

The next meeting of Kernow Astronomers is on Thursday 7, December at Trevarrian Holiday Park. Gather at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Tonight, we will be giving you an introduction to imaging Deep Sky, Planetary and Lunar targets and explaining the different challenges involved in each discipline. Barry, Dean and Nick will be covering their respective topics, showing best practice to give you a practical kickstart into the world of imaging. Why not come…