Dr. Madeline Zehnder – June Speaker

June 1, 2020 admin 0

Our speaker for June is by a group of PhD students that transformed the Jefferson Rotunda into Planetarium for the public! Click here for directions. In 1819, Thomas Jefferson sketched plans for a planetarium spanning the dome of the University of Virginia‚Äôs Rotunda Library. Due to ballooning costs, insurmountable technical [Read More…]

How to Choose Binoculars by Orion Telescope

May 29, 2020 admin 0

Orion gives you some great advice on what to consider when purchasing a pair of Binoculars by looking at the different factors like aperture, magnification, field of view, lens coatings, size and more so you can pick the pair that is best for your needs and budget.

Free Webinar from the Society for Astronomical Sciences on May 30th

May 29, 2020 admin 0

The annual SAS Symposium has become one of the premiere events for amateur astronomers and for building pro-am collaborations. Amateurs, and some professionals, make presentations covering a wide range of topics, from imaging basics, to photometry, to spectroscopy, to instrumentation, and more. Club Members can register for free here. Observing [Read More…]

How to Pick the Right Eyepiece for your Telescope

May 15, 2020 admin 0

This is an interview with David Nagler on choosing eyepieces for your telescope. He’s the president of TeleVue optics, one of the best experts in the field! You’ll learn all about the criteria to keep in mind, how they are designed, and so forth. Enjoy!

Getting Started with Astrophotography

May 8, 2020 admin 0

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s really like to take beautiful astronomy images, this is a good video to start with. You’ll see the process of taking a picture of the Cocoon Nebula from your backyard using a DSLR camera and a small telescope.

CCAS Members Only: Star Gazing Party ONLINE May 23

May 5, 2020 admin 0

We’re going to stargaze right from home! All you need is your telescope or binoculars and an internet connection to join us! If you’ve taken astronomy photos, please have them ready to share with the group! If your scope is outfitted with astrophotography equipment, you’re welcome to share your images [Read More…]