Talk Title: Special Event – Summer Astronomical Research Presentations
Time & Location: Thursday, July 26th, 2012, 7:00 PM – 8:40 PM, Room 2402 at Cuesta College (the observatory building)

A special joint meeting of the CCAS and Cuesta College will take place on Thursday, July 26th, 2012, 7:00 PM – 8:40 PM, Room 2402, Cuesta College. Master of Ceremonies will be long-time CCAS member Jo Johnson, who recently graduated from California Sate University, Chico. Jo, Eric Weiss (AGHS graduate and now physics major UC San Diego (starting his third year in the fall), and a number of Cuesta College and Cal Poly students will give presentations on their summer astronomical research projects. Presentations are planned in the area of double stars, stellar intensity interferometry, telescope control, and other areas. Dr. Russell Genet also plans to provide a short summary update on the world’s largest portable telescope.

CCAS meetings are free, friendly and informal. Members sometimes share photos and information on all kinds of subjects. Occasionally there are special guest speakers and presentations on events or activities in the area. We also partner with Cuesta College faculty and students, so there can be an interesting variation of discussion topics, sometimes very light in content and sometimes moderately heavy in technical information.

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 we must first be aware of the situation. If you wish to bring a telescope or want to discuss the operation of your telescope, 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.