Why do we study comets? They are small objects that allow us to study the outer solar system and deep space without actually having to go there, because they conveniently bring in material to us as they pass the sun. We can see comets with telescopes, binoculars, and sometimes even [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! Click here to download the current SkyChart (it’s free). Here’s the edited version of the video above: Did you know that the early-spring [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. Here are some resources: EarthSky Space.com Wiki
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…]
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…]