The Cayman Islands Astronomical Society (CIAS) has been bringing together people with an interest in astronomy since 1991. With a goal of promoting astronomy to the public, we hold free star gazing events open to everyone once a month at sites around the Cayman Islands. We are also delighted to visit schools or other charitable organisations for star evenings, as educational outreach to the public about astronomy is our main focus.
Our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/caymanastronomy/ will show the next upcoming session or astronomical event.
Mr. Tiyen Miller is our President, previous Presidents were: Richard McLeod, Chris Cooke, Nick Kelly, George Ebanks and Peter Jackson. CIAS was set up officially as a non-profit organisation by Sian Jennings in 1991. In 2018 CIAS was officially registered as a Non-Profit Organization, our registration number is NP-358.
The society is in possession of a range of equipment, including portable 12 inch and 10 inch Dobsonian reflector telescopes and a Lunt Solar telescope.
Planets are only visible at certain times of the year, so if you like to know which planets are visible at the next session go back to the Menu and select "Interactive Sky Chart".
Watch a Radio interview at Cayman Crosstalk with our President Ty Miller:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYYWPaJ3ajQ April 9, 2021
https://youtu.be/hO3eYDlBX1s?t=1669 May 4, 2021
CIAS News Letters
A bit of history:
CIAS News Letters 2007 - 2017 : http://caymanastronews.blogspot.com/
CIAS Observing logs 2007 - 2012 : http://caymanastronomy.blogspot.com/
Become a member of the CIAS
Membership in the CIAS is open to everyone. There is no need to own any special equipment or even have any knowledge about astronomy - just a keen interest in learning about and sharing the wonders of space!
As a member, you will be able to make use of the club equipment, vote in the official meetings, and be eligible to become a member of the society executive committee.
Annual membership runs from Jan 1. For individuals over 18, the annual dues are 15 KYD per year. For younger persons, the dues are 5 KYD per year.
Corporate and school memberships are also available. Please enquire for details.
To become a member, please use the enquiry form below. We will write back to you and arrange to formalise your membership at the next public meeting, when you will be able to sign up officially and pay the annual dues.