Solar Eclipse on Aug 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse on Aug 21, 2017

There is a major eclipse over much of North America this month. The sun will go dark during the day right in the middle of a cloudless day. An eclipse is when one object completely blocks another. If you’re big on vocabulary words, the word that describes this as a...
Field Trip to SLAC 2017

Field Trip to SLAC 2017

Our CCAS Members went on a road trip to SLAC on January 26, 2017! SLAC is the world’s longest particle accelerator and has done incredible science over the past 65 years of operation. Six scientist have won Nobel prizes for their work done at SLAC, and each year...
Mt Wilson Trip on Nov 5

Mt Wilson Trip on Nov 5

Mt. Wilson Observatory Trip November 5-6, 2016 Trip summary and observation by Glen Smeltzer             After meeting in the San Luis Obispo Home Depot parking lot, we boarded the bus and a car for the trip south.  We stopped in Santa Barbara for a quick lunch and a...
THIRD ANNUAL C.C.A.S. MENTORING PROGRAM

THIRD ANNUAL C.C.A.S. MENTORING PROGRAM

For C.C.A.S. members who own a telescope or plan to use or purchase one in the near future! WHAT:  Discussions and examples will include: Types of telescopes w/advantages and disadvantages of each. Telescope mountings and how they are used. Types of eyepieces and how...