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…]
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…]
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.
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…]
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! It’s that time again for SUMMER star gazing! This is the time of warm, late nights sparkling with stars, planets and meteor showers! [Read More…]
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!
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.