• Monthly Meeting Programme 2022

  • 6th January 2022
    'Brian Cottis Memoriall Lecture' -

    'Advances in 21st Century Astronomy'
    by Mike Haynes
    Mike Haynes will be presenting a review of the Advances made in 21st Century Astronomy - in essence, 'What we have learnt and how we have learnt it'.
  • 3rd February 2022
    'Catching More Photons From the Night Sky'
    by David Pugh
    David will present more of his own astronomical images taken in recent months. The instrumentation and techniques on how the images were produced will also be given.
  • 3rd March 2022
    'Special Guest Speaker' -

    'Strange New Worlds: Searching for Earth 2.0'
    by Matt Bothwell
    Our Special Guest Speaker will present the latest information with regards to exoplanets and in particular the search for earthlike planets.
  • 7th April 2022
    'Astronomy During Lockdown'
    by David Pugh
    On Thursday April 7th our secretary David Pugh will give an illustrated talk explaining how Astronomy helped him to stay sane and occupied through the Covid Lockdown. This will include some of his astro photos taken during that period, including the unexpectedly spectacular brightest comet (Neowise) for over 20 years, as well as a variety of other astronomical pursuits.
  • 5th May 2022
    'Latest Astronomy News'
    by Mike Haynes
    Our Chairman Mike Haynes will be presenting the latest up-to-date astronomy news gleaned from various sources.
  • 2nd June 2022
    'Exploring the Summer Triangle'
    by David Pugh
    For the June 2nd meeting our Secretary David Pugh will be giving an illustrated talk "Exploring the Summer Triangle". He will show images that he has taken of many interesting objects within the constellations making up the Summer Triangle, many of which the audience can view themselves with a telescope or binoculars during the summer months and early autumn.
  • 7th July 2022
    'Special Guest Speaker' -

    'The Apollo Missions'
    by Jerry Workman
    To be Added
  • 1st September 2022
    'Special Guest Speaker' -

    'Pluto & the Outer Solar System'
    by Dr Mike Leggett
    To be Added
  • 1st October 2022
    'A.G.M.'
    -
    Followed by:
    'The First Deep Sky Obsever'
    by David Pugh
    To be Added
  • 3rd November 2022
    'Astronomy, Latest Research'
    by Mike Haynes
    To be Added
  • 8th December 2022
    'Ask the Panel'
    by CDAA Members
    To be Added

  • Special Guest Speakers

  • 3rd March 2022 'Special Guest Speaker' -
    'Strange New Worlds: Searching for Earth 2.0'
    by Matt Bothwell
  • 7th July 2022 'Special Guest Speaker' -
    'The Apollo Missions'
    by Jerry Workman

  • External Events

    • T.B.A.

  • PROVISIONAL Monthly Meeting Programme 2023

    • T.B.A.

Outreach

In 1984 CDAA organised the first East Anglian Astronomical Convention with the assistance of Tendring District Council and guestspeakers included Patrick Moore. Today the society still attracts several guestspeakers each year to its meetings. CDAA is also keen to promote astronomy education through outreach activities in the local area.

Presentations and activities involving members of the public

Presentations to other Clubs and Societies

Some of our society's equipment has been provided by Lottery Funding. We endevour to give presentations and arrange activities that involve members of the general public outside of our normal CDAA club meetings. It is intended that we offer entertainment and education to the community as a whole.

The Presenters

Mike Haynes is the Chairman of CDAA and lives in Stutton, Suffolk






David Peachey has also been a member for many years and was a Chemistry teacher



David Pugh is the club's secretary and is a keen astrophotographer





  • Outreach 2020

    • Mike Haynes - Sands Friendship Club in Jaywick - Astronomy 10th January 2020
    • Mike Haynes - Talk to Stutton cubs 22nd January 2020
    • Mike Haynes - Talk on Voyager mission to U3A Science and Technology group in Woodbridge 28th January 2020

  • Outreach 2019

    • Mike Haynes - Year 5 of Whitehall Academy - Space and the Night Sky 15th January 2019
    • Mike Haynes - Sands Friendship Club in Jaywick - Astronomy 24th May 2019
    • Mike Haynes - Suffolk U3A, Woodbridge - "Extreme Explosions" 24th September 2019
    • David Pugh - Frinton Philatelic Society - "Other Collecting Interest" - Collecting photons of light from across the Universe i.e astrophotography. November 2019
    • Mike Haynes - Clacton Beaver Group - Astronomy Badge" 24th November 2019

  • Outreach 2018

    • Mike Haynes - East Suffolk U3A Group - Women in Astronomy18th September 2018

  • Outreach 2017

    • Mike Haynes - Holbrook Scouts - Stars 1st February 2017
    • Bob Leon - Walton Friendship Club - The Solar System - A Local Perspective 29th June 2017

  • Outreach 2016

    • Mike Haynes - Malden U3A - Gamma Ray Astronomy - 18th January 2016
    • David Pugh and Bob Leon - Tendring Technology College Astronomy Evening - Demonstrations of equipment, short presentations and practical session - March 17th 2016 CANCELLED
    • David Peachey - The Solar System - Fuchsia Society - June 2016
    • Naze Centre, Walton-on-the Naze Stargazing Event with telescopes by CDAA Tuesday 8th November 2016 19.30-21.30. Alternative indoor illustrated lecture programme in the Naze Centre Education Room if cloudy. Contact Essex Wildlife Trust 01621 862960 for tickets nearer the time
    • Mike Haynes - Introduction to Astronomy - Holbrook Scouts - 9th November 2016

  • Outreach 2015

    • Mike Haynes - East Suffolk Humanist Society - Title unspecified - 14th July 2015
    • David Pugh and Bob Leon - Tendring Technology College Astronomy Evening - Demonstrations of equipment, short presentations and practical session - February 26th 2015

  • Outreach 2014

    • Brian Cottis - Frinton Probus Club, Masonic Hall, Kirby Cross - Hubble Telescope - 6th May 2014
    • Brian Cottis - Ladies Probus Club, Stour Valley - Distant Worlds - 19th June 2014
    • Bob Leon - U3A Astronomy Group Monthy Meeting - The Taurus Constellation and Concepts in Astronomy - 7th October 2014

  • Outreach 2013

    • Mike Haynes - Stutton Village Society (Stutton, Suffolk) - A Short Tour of the Cosmos - 25th January 2013
    • David Peachey - U3A Astronomy Group Monthly Meeting - 5th February 2013 (First Tuesday of the Month)
    • Mike Haynes - Easton Village (Suffolk) - A Short Tour of the Cosmos - 11th February 2013
    • Brian Cottis - The Tendring Ladies Group - The Solar System - 4th March 2013
    • David Peachey - U3A Astronomy Group Monthly Meeting - 5th March 2013 (First Tuesday of the Month)
    • Brian Cottis - Holland Men’s Social Group, Holland Public Hall - Hubble Telescope/Solar System - 15th October 2013
    • Brian Cottis, David Peachey and Bob Leon - U3A Astronomy Group Monthly Meeting - Demonstration of 'Stellarium' software plus review of CDAA website - 5th November 2013
    • Brian Cottis - Stour Valley Probus Club, Masonic Hall, Manningtree - Hubble Telescope - 6th November 2013









  • Outreach 2012

    • David Pugh - 1st Weeley Beavers - Leap Years, Stars and Solar System - January 17th 2012
    • Mike Haynes - Local School (Stutton, Suffolk) - Planets and Stars - 27th February 2012
    • Mike Haynes - Scouts Group (Stutton, Suffolk) - Planets and Stars- 12th March 2012
    • Brian Cottis - U3A - Solar System - 3rd April 2012
    • Brian Cottis - Frinton Probus - Distant Worlds - 3rd July 2012
    • Brian Cottis - Clacton Probus - Hubble Space Telescope - 6th November 2012
    • Mike Haynes - Clacton Brownies - Planets and Stars - 13th November 2012
    • Mike Haynes - Hasketon Village Society (Stutton, Suffolk) After Supper Talk - A Short Tour of the Cosmos - November 2012









  • Outreach 2011

    • Brian Cottis - Friends of Westcliffe - Space Shuttle - April 2011
    • Brian Cottis - Frinton Probus - April 2011
    • Brian Cottis - Frinton Probus - 6th November 2011
    • David Peachey - Frinton Probus - November 2011
    • David Peachey - Retired Masons - November 2011
    • David Peachey - Retired Masons - November 2011
    • Brian Cottis - U3A - 6th December 2011










  • Outreach 2010

    • CDAA Members - Beaumont - Star Party, Observing Evening - 1st November 2010
    • David Peachey - Clacton Probus - Novemeber 2010
    • Brian Cottis - Clacton Probus - November 2010









  • Outreach 2009

    • David Peachey/Brian Cottis - Jaywick Ladies - 2009