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Planet and Moon

CAA Events

Catchup Service: We have a number of videos that have been recorded from our online talks.
Click here to view the list of titles. Clicking through will play the recording via YouTube.

  • CAA: The Universe on a Table Top - Modelling the early cosmological environment
    CAA: The Universe on a Table Top - Modelling the early cosmological environment
    Fri, 15 Mar
    Institute of Astronomy
    15 Mar 2024, 20:00 – 21:00
    Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    Cosmologists spend their time trying to answer big questions. How did the Universe as we know it begin? How will it end? Is our Universe just one small part of a larger “multiverse"? If it is, how could we find out?
  • CAA: Milky Way Stellar populations using Gaia
    CAA: Milky Way Stellar populations using Gaia
    Fri, 12 Apr
    Institute of Astronomy
    12 Apr 2024, 20:00 – 21:00
    Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    Gaia is creating an extraordinarily precise three-dimensional map of more than a thousand million stars throughout our Milky Way galaxy. Using this data, the focus of tonight's talk will be on the area of Galactic Archaeology and the history of the Milky Way
  • CAA: Dark Skies
    CAA: Dark Skies
    Fri, 17 May
    Institute of Astronomy
    17 May 2024, 20:00 – 21:00
    Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    Dr Robert Massey, Deputy Executive Director of the Royal Astronomical Society, will bring us up to date with the challenges facing us all as light trails from satellites become an even bigger problem.
  • CAA: The Mysteries of the Ice Volcanoes
    CAA: The Mysteries of the Ice Volcanoes
    Fri, 21 Jun
    Institute of Astronomy
    21 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    The latest discoveries in the outer solar system suggest "recent" activity of Ice Volcanoes on Pluto, Ceres and other bodies. What does this tell us about planetary evolution?
  • CAA: Pioneering Women of the British Astronomical Association
    CAA: Pioneering Women of the British Astronomical Association
    Fri, 12 Jul
    Institute of Astronomy
    12 Jul 2024, 20:00 – 21:00
    Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    This talk tells the stories of many of the lady pioneers of the BAA from the time of it's foundation in 1890

Location: Our events are usually held at the Institute of Astronomy (IoA) or via Zoom as indicated

A map and directions to the IoA are here.

Coach trips will start from the IoA car park.

We often have a Star Party in September/October and will organise other events to coincide with any unusual astronomical occurrence, such as an eclipse or a bright comet.

You can join our mailing list for reminders here...

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