Welcome to the CDAA

Welcome to the Clacton and District Astronomical Association web site. We are a small informal group, meeting on the first Thursday of the month. CDAA is the only Astronomical Society serving the Tendring and Colchester districts.

Monthly Meetings

These meetings are held at "Christ Church United Reform Church" Carnarvan Road, Clacton-on-Sea at 7.30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month (except August). The meetings conclude at 9.45 p.m. Find our Meeting Hall

In addition to the main events, there are also Monthly 'Night Sky' , 'Astro-News' presentations, Seasonal Constellations and a regular raffle.

We are a friendly bunch of amateurs where new members and visitors are always warmly welcomed. Annual membership is currently £15 adults, £6 juniors (under 18 years of age). This covers admission to all of the monthly meetings

Please note that although visitors are very welcome, they are charged an entry fee of £2.00


As part of the lottery funded 'Outreach' programme, we offer speakers for local clubs, societies and schools. A small fee may be required to cover travel expences etc. Click the 'Contacts' tab to get in touch with an appropriate representative of our society. Outreach activities are outlined by clicking the 'Events' tab.

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Our club secretary David Pugh, should be able to answer most queries about the Association itself, whereas I, Bob Leon can answer questions relating to the web site.

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Please note that information given by members to the CDAA (such as email addresses) will not be used for any other purpose than that of providing a means of contact.

2019 Meeting Programme

The January 2019 Meeting

3rd January 2019

The CDAA's 50th Anniversary

Join us on this special occasion to celebrate 50 years since the association’s formation.

voyagerThere will be a presentation on the history of the CDAA Local Newspaper Report and a Special Guest Speaker. These together with a number of other items should make it a memorable occasion.

The February 2019 Meeting

7th February 2019

The Winter Wonders of Taurus and Gemini


David Pugh

TaurusOur secretary David Pugh will bring to our attention the variety of deep sky objects that may be found in the constellations of Taurus and Gemini. Local Newspaper Report Many of the images that he will display will be his own.