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Large Alt-Az Telescope at Big Bear

June 20, 2010 admin 0

One Meter Photometric Telescope at RTMC (Riverside Telescope Maker’s Conference) on May 15, Big Bear Lake, California Report from: Russ Genet, Reed Estrada, and VP Chris Estrada The one meter wooden prototype photometric telescope made it to RTMC this year.  First “sawdust” was this past October, so construction has been [Read More…]

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Talk at Cambria Rotary Club

June 19, 2010 admin 0

The CCAS was invited to be the guest speaker for the Cambria Rotary Club on Friday, June 18th, 2010, who meets weekly at the Cambria Pines Lodge.  Member Joseph Carro was the presenter: “The meeting of the Cambria Rotary went very well.  I had a presentation ready, but as soon [Read More…]

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Star Gazing and Wine!

June 18, 2010 admin 0

The CCAS was invited to co-host a wine-tasting event under the stars on June 19, 2010 at sunset.  This is the fifth year in a row that we’ve had this wonderful opportunity to share with the public, and we hope to continue this event in the future. “Cass Winery star [Read More…]

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Star Party Success!

June 14, 2010 admin 0

The June 12th, 2010 public star party at the KOA campground was a HUGE success. It was well attended by both astronomers and the general public. The Night started off a little breezy but it rapidly calmed at dusk. The conditions where clear and cool, which made for a very [Read More…]

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Star Party for the American Cancer Society

June 12, 2010 admin 0

The CCAS was invited to host a star-gazing event on Saturday, June 5, 2010 with the American Cancer Society. The event was called Camp Reach for the Stars “Creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays…” According to one of the organizers there where approximately 15 children, cancer survivors, [Read More…]

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Omega Centauri Visible at Dancing Deer!

June 7, 2010 admin 0

We were at the new star site, Dancing Deer Ranch in Templeton on Saturday, June 5th, 2010. Although we weren’t sure what to expect to see with the scopes (it was really our first time out there), we were quite impressed! Here’s the scoop on the scopes: From Tom Frey: [Read More…]

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Report from June 5th Star Gazing…

June 5, 2010 admin 0

On June 5,   CCAS members were finally able to give the Dancing Deer Ranch site a good workout. Attending with their scopes were the dobs: Aurora’s 8 year old son Benji with his 3″ scope. Kent with his 20″ Tom with his 17″ Dave and Andy with their 12″ [Read More…]