Blue Moon on Halloweeeeeen!

October 29, 2020 admin 0

A lunar month takes 29.53 days. This is the amount of time it takes for the Moon to complete a cycle through all the phases, from new moon to full moon and then back to new moon again. This is very close to the length of a month in the [Read More…]

Special Halloween Astronomy Broadcast

October 10, 2020 admin4 0

Let’s go star gazing for Halloween! Premieres Saturday, October 10th at 7PM (PDT). Halloween needs more Galileos, Keplers and Sir Isaac Newtons knocking on doors and asking for sweets to remind us of the scientific discoveries that made our current understanding of the universe possible. Without scientific breakthroughs, we would [Read More…]

Image of the Moon by David Majors

Free Online Tour of the Moon

August 9, 2020 admin4 0

Join CCAS Officer, Lee Coombs as he presents a tour of the Moon. He will discuss its formation and terrain while diving deep into the features that one can observe starting with the 5 day Moon, and ending with the 11 day Moon. This will include features that one can [Read More…]

Comet Neowise!

July 9, 2020 admin 0

A comet visiting from the most distant parts of our solar system is putting on a spectacular nighttime display. Named Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, the comet made its once-in-our-lifetimes close approach to the Sun on July 3, 2020, and will cross outside Earth’s orbit on its way back to the [Read More…]

Free Webinar from the Society for Astronomical Sciences on May 30th

May 29, 2020 admin 0

The annual SAS Symposium has become one of the premiere events for amateur astronomers and for building pro-am collaborations. Amateurs, and some professionals, make presentations covering a wide range of topics, from imaging basics, to photometry, to spectroscopy, to instrumentation, and more. Club Members can register for free here. Observing [Read More…]

CCAS Members Only: Star Gazing Party ONLINE May 23

May 5, 2020 admin 0

We’re going to stargaze right from home! All you need is your telescope or binoculars and an internet connection to join us! If you’ve taken astronomy photos, please have them ready to share with the group! If your scope is outfitted with astrophotography equipment, you’re welcome to share your images [Read More…]