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.
Monday, May 9th, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Andrew McCarthy will discuss his astrophotography.
Monday, June 13th, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Our speaker is Lindy Blackburn, SAO Radio Astronomer, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He will discuss the first images of a black hole made by linking radio telescopes around the world.
Monday, July 11th, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Our speaker is Jeff Balcerski, Ph.D., Senior Researcher at the Ohio Aerospace Institute. His topic is “Into the Crucible: The Next Era of Venus Surface Exploration.”
Monday, August 8th, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Monday, September 12th, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Monday, October 10th, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Monday, November 14th, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Directions to Telfer Hall, Baldwin Wallace University
Masks are optional BW.
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.
Past Meetings in 2022
Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 7:30 PM
This month’s speaker is Matt Franduto, discussing and showing his annual space-related calendar
Monday, February 14th, 2022 at 7:30 PM
This month’s speaker is Paul Leopold, a long-time club member, talking about his 2017 solar eclipse trip to Missouri.
Monday, March 14th, 2022 at 7:30 PM
This month’s speaker is Jeffrey Woytach, a Systems Engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center. He will discuss NASA Glenn’s contribution to the Apollo Moon Mission Program.
Monday, April 11th, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Our speaker is Nathan Kaib, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Oklahoma. He will discuss his most recent paper on how long-period comets slowly fade in brightness after repeated passes near the Sun.
Public Star Parties for 2022
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.
Cancellations may be made in the case of severe thunderstorms.
Please see the notes below on attending a star party.
Saturday, May 7th at 8PM
Saturday, June 4th at 8PM
Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 at 8PM
Saturday, August 20th, 2022 at 8PM
Saturday, September 17th, 2022 at 7PM
Saturday, October 15th, 2022 at 7PM
Directions to the CAA Observatory
Our observatory is in Medina County’s Letha House Park.
The address is
5800-5994 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
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, February 19th, 2022
Learn the night sky with binoculars
Saturday, May 7th, 2022
Learning the basics with telescopes
Saturday, August 20th, 2022
The basics of astrophotography
Saturday, October 15th, 2022
How to buy a telescope
Directions to the Rocky River Nature Center
24000 Valley Parkway North Olmsted, OH 44070