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May 13 membership meeting and the summer sky

Click here for larger image! The May 2019 general membership meeting will feature a program entitled, “How to find Your Way Around the Summer Sky” to be presented by club member Gary Kader; he is director of the Burrell Memorial … Continue reading

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Imaged: The first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow

April 10, 2019 — Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, Event Horizon Telescope researchers reveal that they have succeeded in unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow. The Event Horizon Telescope … Continue reading

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April 8 Membership Meeting: The Great Melbourne Telescope rises again

The April 2019 Membership Meeting of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association will take place on Monday, April 8 beginning at 7:30 PM. The evening’s program, “Rising From the Ashes: Restoration of the Great Melbourne Telescope,” will be presented by Trudy E. … Continue reading

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ESO announces first direct observation of an exoplanet using optical interferometry

March 27 — The GRAVITY instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has made the first direct observation of an exoplanet using optical interferometry. This method revealed a complex exoplanetary atmosphere with clouds of iron and silicates swirling in … Continue reading

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Get Out! Pulsar imaged speeding away from supernova birthplace

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have found a pulsar speeding away from its presumed birthplace at nearly 700 miles per second, with its trail pointing directly back at the center of a … Continue reading

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Visualization of colliding black holes

Robert Owen’s presentation at the CAA’s March 11 meeting featured a fascinating and beautiful animated simulation of what colliding black holes might look like if somehow viewed through a telescope. Watch the video here: This computer simulation shows the collision … Continue reading

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March Membership Meeting

The March 2019 Membership Meeting of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association will take place on Monday, March 11 beginning at 7:30 PM. The evening’s program, “Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes,” will be presented by Rob Owen, Associate Professor of Physics … Continue reading

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