Kernow Astronomers - Frank Johns

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Kernow Astronomers

I am a member of a local astronomical society - KernowAstronomers (KA).

KA meets at St Columb Major School, which is situated about midway between Newquay and Wadebridge, here in Cornwall. Meetings are held there monthly, on every third Thursday. These meetings usually take the form of talks given by club members and sometimes by members of nearby local astro-clubs. We also look to have a visiting speaker 'from afar', usually from a University, to tell us about what full time astrophysicists get up to.

We also meet once a month in the winter months - on the 1st Thursday evenings at Trevarrian Holiday Park. This location is a dark site and precedence is given to observing if the skies are clear (not that often here in Cornwall). On this site we have a store where we keep the club telescopes, the principal of which is a 16inch dobsonian.

During the the summer period we organise weekend events, such as trips to the many stone circles that abound in Cornwall (trying to ascertain any astro connections!!), meteor watches and of course the occasional barbecue.

KA members also attend various conferences around the country and are regulars at the  BAA Winchester Weekend.

When trips away are organised great care is taken with selecting places to stop and eat - so much so it has been suggested our name should be changed to Kernow Gastronomers!!!

Further information on our activities can be found here:
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