Prestigious Award for CAWAS member

posted 17 Dec 2014, 02:20 by Tony Jenks   [ updated 18 Dec 2014, 12:42 ]

A young amateur astronomer from Coventry has won a prestigious award for his star-gazing talents.
Cameron Watson, 16, won the British Astronomical Association’s most recently instituted award - The Sir Patrick Moore Prize. The prize was named after the astronomer who hosted the BBC programme The Sky At Night for 55 years and who died in 2012. The prize is awarded to individuals for one or more areas of activity which reflect’s Sir Patrick’s life, including outstanding observational work by a member or members under 21 years of age, a contribution to the understanding of the history of astronomy or the encouragement of a public interest in astronomy.
Cameron was awarded the prize, consisting of a certificate and monetary award by Sir Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal.
Cameron became fascinated with astronomy after his grandmother introduced him to the subject three years ago and is now a member of the Coventry and Warwickshire Astronomical Society.
Click the image file, Cameron.JPG below, for a photo of Cameron receiving his prize

Astroforfun Group

posted 14 Nov 2013, 09:55 by Tony Jenks   [ updated 14 Nov 2013, 09:57 ]

A new group of casual observers called 'Astroforfun' has been set up and they occasionally meet at the Lunt Fort, Baginton - see

Their contact details are on the website but not easy to spot. Their contact links are the little icons on the lower left of their home page.

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