Next meeting: May 25 SOLAR Observing

CCAS Member David Gibbs will be speaking about solar observing techniques and bringing a huge assortment of solar observing equipment. Come early (like at 6:30pm) to view the sun through several of David’s amazing solar scopes. You’ve never seen the sun quite like this before!           

You’ll get to learn about safe solar observing, white light and hydrogen alpha solar equipment and use.  Telescopes will be set up a little before the meeting so you can view the different filters that will be covered in the talk. 

You will get to look through different white light filters for an 80mm refractor, Baader Solar, black polymer, glass and a Herschel wedge in addition to a Coronado PST h-alpha solar scope. You’ll also get to view the sun through a Lunt 60 and 100 scopes for the h-alpha view as well as looking through a special set of solar binoculars, camera lens filter and maybe some eclipse glasses.   

Our meetings start at 7pm, HOWEVER this time, we’re aking folks to show up at 6:30pm for an extra special SOLAR VIEWING session at the United Methodist Church. We’re at the Wesley Building. The address for the UMC is 1515 Fredericks Ave, San Luis Obispo.


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General Information on our Meetings and Public Talks:

Our meetings include time for show-and-tell, telescope setup questions, special introductory content for newcomers, socializing time, and in-depth astronomy content for our more experienced members… in short, something for everyone!

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend. You do not need to be a CCAS member to attend meetings. Folks are welcome to bring astronomy equipment, books and photos to share with the group. We like to assist in answering questions or help with equipment operation techniques when needed, BUT FIRST, please contact the CCAS to discuss this, as meetings are sometimes already booked solid with topics, or, there may not be anyone at the meeting who is knowledgeable of the item you need help with.

If you have questions about bringing something to a meeting, or wish to ask specific technical questions, or about meetings in general, just let us know.