Our public events are always free and everyone is welcome.
We have several types of public events.
All our public events can be viewed on CAA’s Google Calendar.
Our monthly meetings are held in Telfer Hall on the campus of Baldwin Wallace University.
We hold our monthly public meetings in the Surrarrer auditorium of Telfer Hall on the Baldwin Wallace University campus. All are welcome.
Meetings are on the second Monday of the month at 7:30 PM.
In 2023 the dates of our meetings are
- No public meeting in December. Instead, a private dinner for CAA members.
Directions to Telfer Hall, Baldwin Wallace University
The address for Telfer Hall is 336 Front St., Berea, OH 44017
Here’s the Google map for Telfer Hall.
Telfer Hall is building number 32 near the top of the map. Enter through the East (rear) entrance of Telfer Hall. Surrarrer auditorium is just inside the rear entrance. Park in the lot next to the observatory which is building number 5 at the top of the map.
Public Star Parties for 2023
We hold our Star Parties at our observatory in Medina County’s Letha House Park.
Each star party includes telescopes you can view through. CAA members will be available to answer questions and help with your own telescope.
Cancellations may be made in the case of severe thunderstorms.
Please see the notes below on attending a star party.
Our Star Parties are at Letha House and are on Saturday evenings.
- May 27th – 9-11 p.m.
- June 10th – 9-11 p.m.
- July 8th – 9-11 p.m.
- August 5th – 9-11 p.m.
- September 9th – 8-10 p.m.
- October 7th – 8-10 p.m.
Directions to the CAA Observatory
Our observatory is in Medina County’s Letha House Park.
The address is
5910 Richman Road – Just North of Spencer Lake Road
Spencer, OH 44275
Here’s the Google Map.
Attending one of our Star Parties
If you have a pair of binoculars or a telescope, bring it along. If you’re not sure how to use it, we’ll be glad to help.
For your comfort, wear shoes that can handle dewy grass and note that the temperature may drop as the night comes on.
If you need to bring a flashlight, bring one that shines red light if possible or point the light beam at the ground just ahead of you, not towards the telescopes or peoples’ faces. Bright white light can ruin dark-adapted vision and our view of a beautiful night!
Be careful when walking around the star party area; avoid stumbling for your own safety and to prevent damage to telescopes!
Cleveland Metro Parks Public Events in 2023
These are introductory Astronomy sessions and are held at the Cleveland Metro Parks Rocky River Nature Center.
Each session starts at 10 AM and will begin with a presentation by one or more CAA members, followed by Q&A, and then informal and hands-on discussion and demonstration
Saturday mornings at 10 AM.
March 18: Making Naked-Eye Observations of the Night Sky
May 27: How to Use Binoculars to view the Night Sky
July 8: Telescope Use for Beginners
September 9: Understanding the Basics of Astrophotography
Directions to the Rocky River Nature Center
24000 Valley Parkway North Olmsted, OH 44070