Star Party 2020 Date Corrections

January 10, 2020 admin 0

We have a few corrections for this year’s dates that were published in the January newsletter.  We’ve also updated the newsletter and calendar to match. Please make a note of the new dates (corrections are in RED). Star Gazing at Santa Margarita Lake: Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 21, Apr [Read More…]

Me and My Telescope Larry Cossette

January 9, 2020 admin 0

My fascination with astronomy started on my many campouts with my Dad and a simple pair of binoculars.  Then in 1985 I bought my first telescope, an 8 inch Celestron for viewing Haley’s Comet.  I now have a 14 inch Celestron and love it.  For the past 5 years I [Read More…]

Renewed human spaceflight from the United States

January 8, 2020 admin 0

Since the space shuttle’s last flight, in 2011, NASA has relied on Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft for trips to and from the International Space Station. In 2019, NASA hoped to begin flying astronauts aboard capsules built by two private companies, SpaceX and Boeing, but persistent delays knocked back the timeline another [Read More…]

CCAS is on Facebook!

January 5, 2020 admin 0

We have a Facebook Page! Wouldn’t it be great to view our member’s astrophotography images in an album, view our star events on a FB Live Stream, and post questions and get answers back from our friendly astronomers?  We’ll see how this goes! Be sure to visit our page, FOLLOW [Read More…]

Top Ten Astronomy Events for 2020

January 3, 2020 admin 0

2020 is going to be a GREAT year for astronomy! There are a couple of near-new moon meteor showers (Lyrids on Apr 22, Leonids on Nov 17 and Geminids on Dec 14). Venus is going to take center stage with two elongations (March 28th and August 15th) and also swing [Read More…]

Complete List of Astronomy Events for 2020

January 1, 2020 admin 0

This astronomy calendar of celestial events contains dates for notable celestial events including moon phases, meteor showers, eclipses, oppositions, conjunctions, and other interesting events. Most of the astronomical events on this calendar can be seen with unaided eye, although some may require a good pair of binoculars for best viewing. [Read More…]