Monthly Archives: July 2015

Convention sociable, except for skies

The 2015 OTAA Convention, hosted by the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (CAA), was a friendly gathering featuring socializing, information, and hot weather. Members from area astronomy groups were in attendance, mixing with CAA membership at the Letha House Park Observatory site. … Continue reading

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Clear skies for July 25 public stargazing

by William Murmann, CAA President We had another successful public star party last night (July 25) for the Medina County Park System. CAA members brought 12 personal telescopes to Letha House Park for the 9 PM event. Our observatory director, Jay Reynolds, manned … Continue reading

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New Horizons images the icy “heart” of Pluto

In the center left of Pluto’s vast heart-shaped feature – informally named Tombaugh Regio – lies a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes. This … Continue reading

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Pluto: First, best look at a mysterious world

Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, taken on July 13, 2015 when the spacecraft was 476,000 miles (768,000 kilometers) from the surface. This is the last … Continue reading

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July 13: monthly meeting

The monthly meeting of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association will take place Monday, July 13 beginning at 7:30 PM. Planetarium Manager Jason Davis from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will be guest speaker and give us a virtual tour of … Continue reading

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Annual Convention: July 18

The Cuyahoga Astronomical Association’s Annual Convention, Potluck Dinner, and Star Party will be held on Saturday, July 18, at our Letha House Park Observatory in Medina County. The event will be held, rain or shine. All CAA members and spouses … Continue reading

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