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Transit of Venus: June 5

April 30, 2012 admin 0

    This event is over… thank you to everyone who participated. Together, CCAS reached over 1,000 people!       Here are some if the pictures from the transit: A transit of Venus is the observed passage of the planet across the disk of the sun.  The planet Venus, [Read More…]

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Solar Eclipse on May 20

April 19, 2012 admin 0

On May 20, 2012, an annular eclipse of the Sun will be visible within a narrow corridor that will traverse the Northern Hemisphere of Earth. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun. An annular [Read More…]

Fun with the Sun by Michael Spingler

April 1, 2012 admin 0

When I was 12 years old I had my first view of the sun with my homebuilt 8″ Newtonian. Ever since that day I have been hooked on solar astronomy. My first solar filter incorporated a Hershel wedge design. This system used a non-aluminized diagonal which was inserted into the [Read More…]