This is an interview with David Nagler on choosing eyepieces for your telescope. He’s the president of TeleVue optics, one of the best experts in the field! You’ll learn all about the criteria to keep in mind, how they are designed, and so forth. Enjoy!
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s really like to take beautiful astronomy images, this is a good video to start with. You’ll see the process of taking a picture of the Cocoon Nebula from your backyard using a DSLR camera and a small telescope.
We’re going to stargaze right from home! All you need is your telescope or binoculars and an internet connection to join us! If you’ve taken astronomy photos, please have them ready to share with the group! If your scope is outfitted with astrophotography equipment, you’re welcome to share your images [Read More…]
Saturday, May 16th at 7pm CCAS Astronomer Kent Wallace and President Aurora Lipper will be taking you on a tour of the night sky so you can star gaze right from home! IMPORTANT: You don’t need to install any special software or programs or apps to view this broadcast [Read More…]
This is a live cam located Churchill, Manitoba, directly underneath the aurora oval (one of the best places on earth to watch the aurora borealis!) This spectacular atmospheric phenomenon is known as the Northern Lights. Late winter and early spring are the best times so be sure to stop in [Read More…]
On the Road to a Billion Planets Dr Jessie Christiansen is an astrophysicist with the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech, where she searches for, characterises and catalogues planets orbiting other stars. In 2018 she was awarded the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal for her role with the successful NASA [Read More…]
Occasionally, CCAS will host a “Movie Night” and show an astronomy-related movie or film for our members instead of having a guest speaker. Over the years, we’ve collected quite a collection of good titles. Here’s some from our list that you might enjoy watching yourself at home: 2001 Space Odyssey [Read More…]