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Solar Presentation at Atascadero School

January 20, 2014 admin2 0

Last week, Glen Smeltzer (that’s me) gave a Solar Presentation at Dennis Eaton’s 3rd grade class, San Gabriel Road Elementary School, Atascadero. Mr.Eaton’s had been studying the solar system, so I offered to let the students view the sun through my Coronado PST so they could see more than just [Read More…]

Latest Newsletter!

January 16, 2014 admin 0

Monthly club newsletters are available for members to download. If you’re a member of CCAS, you’ll be able to download these newsletters to your computer.

John Dobson

January 16, 2014 admin 0

We lost one of the true giants of the amateur community on January 15, 2014. John Lowry Dobson was a popularizer of amateur astronomy. He is most notable for being the promoter of a design for a large, portable, low-cost Newtonian reflector telescope that bears his name, the Dobsonian telescope. [Read More…]

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Solar X-Class Flare

January 9, 2014 admin2 0

January 7, 2014: Major group of Sunspots yesterday that originated a huge x-class flare today! There wasn’t a flare yesterday through the H-Alpha. Photo by Dave Majors Read more about this here