The Couch-Potato Telescope “Picheloup”

July 10, 2023 admin4 0

In March of 2021, board member Tom Frey recorded a video of his binocular chair, also called a “Couch Potato Telescope”. Since then, that video has been viewed over 1,000 times and people have been asking for the plans to build one of their own. The original design for this [Read More…]

Public lecture at Cal Poly SLO on May 11th

May 5, 2023 admin4 0

The Benitez Space Exploration Forum, with a talk titled “Exploring our Dusty Universe with JWST,” will take place May 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (Building 07) on the Cal Poly campus. Click this link to see the location on Google Maps. UC San [Read More…]

Pre-order Astronomy Activity Book for Kids by Aurora Lipper

August 30, 2021 admin4 0

We’re pleased to announce that club president Aurora Lipper’s, Astronomy Activity Book for Kids will be released on September 14th!   You can pre-order it here:   Astronomy Activity Book for Kids: 100+ Fun Ways to Learn About Space and Stargazing   In this interactive activity book, kids ages [Read More…]

Hand Crafted Pen Examples

Hand Crafted Pens by Glen Smeltzer

August 9, 2020 admin4 0

Help support Central Coast Astronomical by ordering your own hand crafted pen. Price: $46.00 (shipping included for the continental United States) How to order: Send an email to Glen.Smeltzer at Let him know whether you would like the Moon Twist Pen or the Sculpted Midnight Pen Specify what kind [Read More…]

How to Choose Binoculars by Orion Telescope

May 29, 2020 admin 0

Orion gives you some great advice on what to consider when purchasing a pair of Binoculars by looking at the different factors like aperture, magnification, field of view, lens coatings, size and more so you can pick the pair that is best for your needs and budget.

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…]

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Donating to the CCAS

January 5, 2018 admin 0

Thank you for donating to CCAS! Monetary donations are used to purchase new equipment for our observing programs, support regional star parties, print our newsletter and pay for postage, pay for our great speakers, and other incidentals. All donations are greatly appreciated. We will provide a receipt upon request for [Read More…]