Monthly Archives: August 2011

Observatory Park is dedicated

The Geauga Park District’s new Observatory Park was dedicated on Saturday, August 20, with a program from 4 PM to midnight. CAA members Bill Murmann, Bob Wiersma, and Susan Petsche attended the event, which also marked the 50th Anniversary celebration … Continue reading

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Findley State Park star party Saturday, September 3

CAA will host a star party on the beach at Findley State Park from 9 PM to midnight (or so) on Saturday, September 3, weather permitting. The Findley program was originally set for August 6. It had to be rescheduled … Continue reading

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Comet Elenin poses no threat to Earth

Often, comets are portrayed as harbingers of gloom and doom in movies and on television, but most pose no threat to Earth. Comet Elenin, the latest comet to visit our inner solar system, is no exception. Elenin will pass about … Continue reading

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Oppy reaches Endeavour Crater

PASADENA, Calif. – After a journey of almost three years, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the Red Planet’s Endeavour Crater to study rocks never seen before. On Aug. 9, the golf cart-sized rover relayed its arrival at a … Continue reading

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Geauga’s Observatory Park grand opening August 20

A special evening of activities is planned marking the 50th anniversary of the Geauga Park District. The event also serves as the public’s first viewing of its newest park, Observatory Park. Plans call for everything to get underway at 4:00 … Continue reading

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Geomagnetic storm expected

NOAA Space Weather Bulletin August 4, 2011 NOAA Region 1261, very active over the past few days, produced the third of a sequence of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and Solar Radio Blackout Events early today. The net effect of that … Continue reading

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