CCAS is on Facebook!

January 5, 2020 admin 0

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…]

Top Ten Astronomy Events for 2020

January 3, 2020 admin 0

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…]

Complete List of Astronomy Events for 2020

January 1, 2020 admin 0

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…]

SOFIA on Public Display

October 8, 2019 admin 0

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…]

Star Gazing at Wineries!

July 2, 2019 admin 0

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.

Apollo 10 special event Wednesday May 22 at Cal Poly

May 12, 2019 admin 0

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…]