CAA Members Only Page

Proposed By Laws

These by-laws will be discussed during the March and April 2020 general meetings

Proposed by-laws


Main Member-Only Events

Cherry Springs Trip

Primary date: 4/30/22. Secondary date: 5/28/22. If the weather is bad, it will be canceled.

Annual Convention

Saturday, July 30th, 2022 at 1PM

December Dinner

Probably Monday, December 12th, 2022

CAA Private Events Google Calendar

You can use this to scan the year and to add these to your own calendar.

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CAA Observatory Rules

REVISED: 1-14-11

  1. You must be a current, paid-up member of CAA to have observatory privileges.
  2. You must have a current permit from the Medina County Park District to use the observatory and to be on park property at night after the park closes. These permits are available from CAA officers at our monthly meetings.
  3. CAA members must call park headquarters at (330) 722-9364 during the day, or the Medina County Sheriff’s Department at (330) 725-6631 during the evening to let them know you will be on park property and at the observatory after hours when the park is closed to the public.
  4. The rules of the CAA and the Medina County Park District must be followed by anyone using the observatory and the park facilities.
  5. The current rules of the Medina County Park District shall supersede any pertinent CAA rules.
  6. CAA members who wish to use the observatory must first be trained and certified in the use of the telescopes and the roll-off roof mechanism and other equipment, and will need to sign a document covering liability and equipment damage. Please contact the observatory director to arrange for this training.
  7. The Letha House building is now being rented to private groups by the park system. If the building and grounds have been rented by a private group, our observatory will not be available for CAA use until after 10 p.m. We cannot set up telescopes or take space in the parking lot until then. If you are planning to use the observatory, please check first with the Medina County Park District website to see if Letha House has been rented for that evening.
  8. Park in the parking lot or in other designated parking areas only. In order to prevent damage to the park’s underground geothermal and septic systems, driving on the grass is not permitted at any time.
  9. All persons must sign in upon arrival at the observatory. A sign-up sheet will be located in the observatory.
  10. If the Letha House building is used, one person must sign in on the clipboard located in our observatory and indicate the number of people on site. The posted rules for the use of the building and grounds must be followed.
  11. The observatory building is for club equipment only; storage of personal equipment is not allowed.
  12. Public stargazing programs take precedence over private use of the observatory.
  13. Visual use of the telescopes is a group activity intended for everyone. Individuals are limited to the use of one telescope at a time unless operating alone. Visual use has priority over photography.
  14. Special-event photography is by reservation only. Contact the observatory director and/or club president to request a date and time.
  15. Club members are responsible for maintaining the condition of equipment they use during their session at the observatory.
  16. The observatory should be left in the same or better condition than when you arrived. Return items to their proper location, dispose of any litter and refuse, turn off the lights and any other electrical equipment, make sure the roll-off roof is closed and locked down, and the entrance door is locked.
  17. In case of emergency, call the county sheriff at (330) 725-6631. Please notify the observatory director and/or club president of any emergencies or other problems.
  18. Anyone who breaks the observatory use rules, the Medina County Park District rules, or who does any damage to the park or to the observatory, will lose their site privileges, and be subject to revocation of club membership at the discretion of the CAA Board of Directors.

“The Observer”

Available in Adobe’s PDF format, here are issues of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association’s newsletter The Observer. Read online, download, print, enjoy! (You will need Adobe Reader or similar software installed on your device in order to view these files.)

2022: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2021: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2020: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2019: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2018: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2017: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2016: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2015: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2014: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | AugustSeptember |  OctoberNovember | December

2013: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2012: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2011: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2010: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2009: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2008: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2007: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2006: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2005: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2004: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2003: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2002: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2001: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2000: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1999: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1998: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1997: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1996: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1995: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1994: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1993: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1992: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1991: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

1987: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

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Documents from Past Meetings

“Relativity” — PowerPoint Slides by Joseph Kolecki’s April

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