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Cambridge AstroPlus


This group meets at the IoA on Monday evenings from 7.15 pm - 8.45 pm.
Usually, the day will be the first Monday of the month, but in January we tend to delay it because of the new year. We also take a break in the summer holidays.
Each evening there will be four short talks presented by senior members of the CAA. We do experiments, some of which even work, and if it is clear, there will be some observing with the telescopes at the Institute.

This group is aimed at both our adult members and our youngsters' ages 11+. We aim for a more informal and cozy atmosphere.


Once a year we organize a trip to somewhere astronomical, such as to the National Space Center in Leicester, the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, the Science Museum in London or an IMAX cinema visit (often combined with the Science Museum visit).

We also do star parties, visits to places of interest and other events which will be listed on the website.


Upcoming Events

  • CA+: Astrophotography MasterClass
    CA+: Astrophotography MasterClass
    Mon, 06 May
    Institute of Astronomy
    06 May 2024, 19:15 – 21:00
    Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    We are delighted that, renowned astrophotographer, Nick Berry has agreed to spend an evening giving us some tips and tricks on astro-photography and image processing
  • CA+: Rockets
    CA+: Rockets
    Mon, 03 Jun
    Institute of Astronomy
    03 Jun 2024, 19:15 – 21:00
    Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    How do rockets work? What sort of rocket do you need to fly to space, to the Moon, to Mars or beyond? What type of fuels and energy sources could power you?

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 by filling the form below on our footer.

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