We have a Facebook Page! Wouldn’t it be great to view our member’s astrophotography images in an album, view our star events on a FB Live Stream, and post questions and get answers back from our friendly astronomers? We’ll see how this goes! Be sure to visit our page, FOLLOW [Read More…]
2020 is going to be a GREAT year for astronomy! There are a couple of near-new moon meteor showers (Lyrids on Apr 22, Leonids on Nov 17 and Geminids on Dec 14). Venus is going to take center stage with two elongations (March 28th and August 15th) and also swing [Read More…]
This astronomy calendar of celestial events contains dates for notable celestial events including moon phases, meteor showers, eclipses, oppositions, conjunctions, and other interesting events. Most of the astronomical events on this calendar can be seen with unaided eye, although some may require a good pair of binoculars for best viewing. [Read More…]
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will be open for viewing to invited individuals on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Silicon Valley. SOFIA is a Boeing 747SP jetliner modified to carry a 106-inch diameter telescope. Flying into the stratosphere at 38,000-45,000 feet puts SOFIA above 99 percent of Earth’s [Read More…]
CCAS is busy this month! We have two different star gazing events at local wineries: Venteux Winery in Templeton and also Riverstar Winery in San Miguel. If you’d like to help out, just let us know by filling out our Volunteer Form.
On July 2nd, starting at 12:15 PM PDT | 3:15 PM EDT | 19:15UTC, Slooh will livestream a Total Solar Eclipse from observatory locations in Chile and Argentina, as it celebrates the launch of its new website, two years in the making with funding support from the National Science Foundation, [Read More…]
Prof. Bob Field has a cosmic evolution project that is sponsoring this event as a 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 10 mission, which was the dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing by Apollo 11. On this date 50 years ago, two astronauts in the lunar module descended from [Read More…]