This is a quick presentation from our March 26th meeting from a CCAS Member that is actively involved in keeping track of variable stars, and he gave our club a really neat presentation about the current status of what used to be a really bright star in the constellation Orion. [Read More…]
LightSail is a citizen-funded project from The Planetary Society to send a small spacecraft, propelled solely by sunlight, to Earth orbit. We are going to be streaming the regular CCAS meeting straight from us to you, so you can participate online from home. View original YouTube live stream (with comments) [Read More…]
We are going to be streaming the regular CCAS meeting straight from us to you, so you can participate online from home. The SLO United Methodist Church will be closed, so we will NOT be having a meeting that night, however we intend to still have a speaker presentation for [Read More…]
Venus is going to be at greatest elongation and will be shining brightly in the sky. Here’s information on how and where to look!
CCAS Astronomer Kent Wallace and President Aurora Lipper will be taking you on a tour of the night sky so you can star gaze right from home! Saturday, 3/21 at 7pm Did you know that the late-winter to early-spring night sky are among the least familiar to folks? Usually it’s [Read More…]
Every year around the new-moon weekend in March, amateur astronomers challenge themselves with this fun )and now a lot easier to do!) Messier Marathon that you can do nearly completely with just a set of binoculars, dark skies, and a good stargazing app with some practice ahead of time.
There’s a lot of great places to get real in-depth news about current research and breakthroughs. Here’s one that you might have missed – Phys.org They have an entire section dedicated just to Astronomy and Space news that is actually quite popular.