Monthly Archives: October 2012

Phenominal new view of our galaxy’s core

Using a whopping nine-gigapixel image from the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory, an international team of astronomers has created a catalogue of more than 84 million stars in the central parts of the Milky Way. This gigantic … Continue reading

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Earth-sized planet discovered in Alpha Centauri system

European astronomers have discovered a planet with about the mass of the Earth orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system — the nearest to Earth. It is also the lightest exoplanet ever discovered around a star like the Sun. … Continue reading

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Auroras delight night owls

A group of CAA members took advantage of beautiful night sky conditions to set up and observe from Medina County Parks’ Letha House Park — site of our Observatory. Among them was Christopher Christie. “I got home about 2:00 AM … Continue reading

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CAA is on Facebook

Responding to popular demand, we have established a Facebook account for the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association. As of this date, the account is “live” but there is only a bare minimum amount of information and imagery there. Over the next days … Continue reading

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It’s an election year for our club, too!

by William Murmann, CAA President Every two years our club elects a new slate of executive officers and at-large board members, who serve for a two-year term. This is an election year for the upcoming 2013-2014 term of office. Our … Continue reading

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