Next meeting: April 27

Joseph Carro will begin the program with several short videos on various astronomical topics. This will be followed by Dr. Tom Frey’s presentation on comets. Tom will cover a short history of these icy bodies as well as the composition, structure, and origin in the Solar System. Toward the end, he will assemble the nucleus of a comet using terrestrial materials so everyone can see what an off-gassing comet nucleus really looks like.

Our meetings are 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. Click here for a map.

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.