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CMHASD Projects


We encourage members who have a particular interest to set up a society wide project.
All projects will be considered for funding by the society - so please do put forward your ideas.

If you are a member and would like to take part in one of the projects listed below please speak to the project lead or the Chairman Simon Dawes if no lead is designated.

Project Name
Leader
Description
Status




APT Repair
Keith Rickard
Help rebuild what was once the most productive amateur variable star observatory in the UK.
Active
Dome Motorisation
Keith Rickard
Help improve our observatory dome so it rotates automatically.
Active
Sky Cam
Andy Smith
Source and install a sky camera at the observatory, so we can see the weather / cloud cover potentially expand into or create a fireball network to help triangulate fireballs and potentially locate a meteor.
Active
Weather Station
Simon Dawes
Build a MET office approved weather station, submit data to weather service & conduct own science based on local weather conditions data gathered.
Active
VLF Solar Monitor
Simon Dawes
Create a Raspberry Pi derived VLF monitoring station that can be set-up, run for minimal cost and require minimal user data crunching to get results. Use VLF frequencies to monitor the Sun & report data on SIDS automatically to website and BAA RAG.
New
Meteor counting using radio
Simon Dawes
Create a Raspberry Pi derived Meteor monitoring station that can be set-up and run for minimal cost and require minimal user data crunching to get results. Report results automatically to websites and BAA meteor section.
Not Started
200mm Dobsonian
Leader Needed!
Convert the 200mm F8 tube we have into a Dobsonian telescope for the society to use.
Not Started
Book Fund
Leader Needed!
Review, sort and sell the antique books the society owns to create a fund for society projects.
Not Started
Hewitt Archive
Leader Needed!
Find a home for the Hewitt archive, digitise the archive and put on-line for open access.
Not Started
Radio Dish
Leader Needed!
Build a radio dish for the society and find a location to site it.
Not Started
Light Pollution Monitor
Leader Needed!
Create a solution for monitoring light pollution at the observatory and the local area. Plan and run the programme for the use of this equipment.
Not Started
Variable Star Section
Martin Crow
Coordinate the membership to monitor targets and report them to the BAA VSS.
New
Lunar Section
Honor Wheeler
Coordinate the membership to monitor targets and report them to the BAA Lunar section.
New
Crayford Light Pollution catalogue
Leader Needed!
Create a catalogue of objects suitable to view for the Dartford area and for different equipment that members can use. Only include objects that have been observed from the area.
Not Started
Double Star Section
Neil Webster
Create a double star section, coordinate the membership to monitor targets and report them to the BAA double star section.
New
Spectroscopy Section
Leader Needed!
Create a spectroscopy section & coordinate the membership to measure targets.
Not Started
Time Capsule
Leader
Needed!
A metal box is to be inserted into the cavity space of the observatory walls. A breeze block has been removed to insert it. All that is needed now is for someone to select items for it and organise its insertion.
Ideas stage
Website migration
Simon Dawes
Wikispaces has served its purpose hosting this website. A new provider needs to be selected to help make our website look more modern. A team needs to be formed to take on the mammoth task of moving the contents of this website to a new one.
Ideas stage





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