CAA’s Public Events

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.

Monthly Meetings

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

  • 1/9
  • 2/13
  • 3/13
  • 4/10
  • 5/8
  • 6/12
  • 7/10
  • 8/14
  • 9/11
  • 10/9
  • 11/13
  • No public meeting in December. Instead, a private dinner for CAA members.

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.

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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!

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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

Metro Parks Web Site

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CAA’s Google Calendar

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