CCAS president Aurora Lipper and CCAS amateur astronomers Kent Wallace and Brian Cox provide a tour of the summer sky for August. This video premieres August 1, 2021 at 5PM (PDT)
Join CCAS officer, Dr. Lee Coombs as he presents a tour of the Moon. He will discuss its formation and terrain while diving deep into the features that one can observe starting with the 5 day Moon, and ending with the 11 day Moon. This will include features that one [Read More…]
Jupiter and Saturn are getting closer and closer, and on the 21st, they will be close enough to BOTH fit in the view of the eyepiece! If you start watching now, you’ll notice them draw closer and closer together. It’s pretty neat that this date also lives up with the [Read More…]
Wow – nothing says holiday gift more than a scientific instrument to look at the stars. The trouble is, most people are so excited about the instrument that they forget they still don’t know how to use it. A telescope is pretty useless unless you know where to point it, and [Read More…]
Don’t forget about the upcoming meteor shower! The moon’s minimal (yay!) and you don’t even need a telescope – just go outside and look up! Try to find a space away from city lights, and enjoy it with a friend. (Image source; ABC News)
Don’t forget about the upcoming meteor shower! The moon’s minimal (yay!) and you don’t even need a telescope – just go outside and look up! Try to find a space away from city lights, and enjoy it with a friend.
A lunar month takes 29.53 days. This is the amount of time it takes for the Moon to complete a cycle through all the phases, from new moon to full moon and then back to new moon again. This is very close to the length of a month in the [Read More…]