For those of you interested in the subject of global warming and climate change, here is another opportunity to listen to the views of local retired professional astronomer Dr. Ray Weymann who has been deeply immersed in studying this subject over the past year to understand details of the science, [Read More…]
Saturday, April 24th in front of Borders Booksellers in SLO from 11am – 2pm Come out and celebrate National Astronomy Day! CCAS Members are invited to hit the streets with us in celebration of this years Astronomy week. We will be handing out NASA Astronomy Packs, peeking through telescopes, and [Read More…]
Astronomy Beat #36 Preserving the Dark: Advocating Against Light Pollution at the American Medical Association (PDF, 664 KB) by Mario Motta, MD Click on the link above to view the pdf, or right-click (PC)/control-click (Mac) the link to download the file to your computer.
What is a black hole? A black hole is a region of space that has so much mass concentrated in it that there is no way for a nearby object to escape its gravitational pull. There are three kinds of black hole that we have strong evidence for: 1. Stellar-mass [Read More…]
Sky Map for November 2009 One of the perks of being a member of CCAS is all the great up-to-date astronomy information we provide.Â This is a star chart published monthly for you to explore, learn, and enjoy the night sky. You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file. [Read More…]
Astronomy Beat #35 The White House Star Party: Reports from the South Lawn (PDF, 1.1MB) by Stephen Pompea and Dara Norman (National Optical Astronomy Observatory) Click on the link above to view the pdf, or right-click (PC)/control-click (Mac) the link to download the file to your computer. Click here for [Read More…]
Celestial Observer Newsletter: November 2009 You’ll find monthly sky highlights, new meeting location information, and more in our monthly newsletter. Click here to view the pdf, or right-click (PC)/control-click (Mac) the link to download the file to your computer. Adobe Reader is required: Download the free software.