CERN Astronomy Club is the place for astronomers, amateurs or professional, to do visual observation, deep sky and planetary imagery as well as to exchange knowledge on astrophotograhy, astrophysics and astronomy in general.
CERN Astro Club is composed of CERN and non-CERN members. It was founded in 1999 and since then it tried to bring together astronomers, amateurs or professional passioned about astrophotography, astrophysics and astronomy in general.
Really, the only requirement to join the club is the love of astronomy and a willingness to exchange and learn.
Our philosophy is twofold:
Bring experienced amateur astronomers together in an exchange of knowledge: visual observation as well as deep sky and planetary imagery.
Help beginners master their new equipment, be it a telescope setup or a CCD camera.
The Rencontres des Observateurs Solairestook place from 20-21 June 2015 in Serbannes ( Allier), France. The aim of the event is to test, compare and learn about solar instruments available on the market or created by amateurs.
As every two years, the Rencontres du Ciel et de l'Espace took place in Paris, close to Porte de la Villette. This astro event is one of the biggest in France: beside 100+ conferences, most of astro gear resellers and labs are present (Optique Unterlinden, Optique et Vision, la Clé des etoiles, Airylab, Skymeca, Skyvision, and many more). As announed a couple a weeks earlier, the CERN Astro Club was present, together with friends from A3C, SAG and Orion. We followed many interesting talks, in particular concerning the impressive evolution of solar telescope over the last 2-3 years. That for sure gives new ideas for coming sunny (hum...) seasons.