Dr. Tom Frey and CCAS President Joseph Carro will give a talk on June 28thabout the definition of a binary star, the methods to measure them, and their importance. The measurement of binary stars is the foundation for all other measurements about stars, namely size, mass, and orbit. Joseph has measured more than 500 stars, and written 25 articles, all of which have been published in international journals.
Normally our meetings start at 7pm at the United Methodist Church. We’re at the Wesley Building. The address for the UMC is 1515 Fredericks Ave, San Luis Obispo. HOWEVER for the meeting on May 19, we are on a field trip to Griffith Observatory!!
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.