Comet Neowise!

July 9, 2020 admin 0

A comet visiting from the most distant parts of our solar system is putting on a spectacular nighttime display. Named Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, the comet made its once-in-our-lifetimes close approach to the Sun on July 3, 2020, and will cross outside Earth’s orbit on its way back to the [Read More…]

CCAS Members Only: Star Gazing Party ONLINE June 20th

June 9, 2020 admin 0

We’ve been having so much fun with our members-only monthly star gazing sessions, so we are planning to continue these throughout the summer. 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 [Read More…]

Guest Speaker Madeline Zehnder – June 25th

June 1, 2020 admin 0

Our speaker for June is with a group of PhD students that transformed the Jefferson Rotunda into Planetarium for the public! Madeline Zehnder is a co-director of Rotunda Planetarium (http://www.rotundaplanetarium.org/) and a PhD candidate in the University of Virginia’s Department of English, where she studies 18th- and 19th-century American literature. Speaker [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…]