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About Photonstopper

Photons can reach our eyes from millions of light-years away. Their immense journey through time and across trillions of miles of empty space ends when we see them. Poor photons! We live in a universe of marvels. Take a look around!

First meeting of 2017

Our first CAA meeting of the New Year is scheduled tomorrow (Monday, Jan. 9) at Rocky River Nature Center. Our speaker, at 7:30 PM, will be Jay Reynolds, CSU astronomy instructor, who will give a presentation about NASA’s missions to … Continue reading

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June 21: Lakewood Solstice Celebration

FREE Family Fun! Come to Lakewood Summer Solstice Celebration, June 21 from 6:00 to 19:30 PM. CAA members are encouraged to bring telescopes to the event – solar and/or celestial. Interested members should contact Jay Reynolds via club channels for … Continue reading

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Saturday, September 19: International Observe the Moon Night

The Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (CAA) will host a public observing night at their Letha House Park observatory Saturday night, September 19, from 8:00 to 10:00. For location and observatory information, click here! Come see the moon (and other objects) via members’ … Continue reading

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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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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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Jupiter and Venus as a “double star” June 30

Let’s hope for clear skies the evening of June 30 when the ongoing conjunction of Jupiter and Venus gets really cozy! Tuesday evening will see the two planets sharing a space only 1/3-degree apart in our sky; they will look … Continue reading

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Lopsided supernova reveals secrets of those enormous explosions

Written by Ker Than, Caltech News New observations of a recently exploded star are confirming supercomputer model predictions made at Caltech that the deaths of stellar giants are lopsided affairs in which debris and the stars’ cores hurtle off in … Continue reading

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