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First observation of gravitational wave source, a kilonova: the merger of two neutron stars

On 17 August 2017 the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Virgo Interferometerboth alerted astronomical observers all over the globe about the detection of a gravitational wave event named GW170817. About two seconds after the detection of the gravitational wave, ESA’s INTEGRAL telescope and NASA’s … Continue reading

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October 9: Monthly Membership Meeting

The Monthly Membership Meeting of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (CAA) will take place on Monday, October 9, beginning at 7:30 PM. An astronomy presentation is first, followed by a social break, and wrapped up with the club’s business meeting. The … Continue reading

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CAA’s 2017 OTAA Convention

by Bill Murmann, CAA President I’d like to thank members who joined us and brought food to share and who helped with our Annual Convention and potluck picnic Saturday (Sept. 16) at Letha House Park.  And thanks to our officers and board … Continue reading

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Monday, September 11: Monthly Membership Meeting

The Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (CAA) will host its monthly meeting at 7:30 PM, Monday, September 11 in the Cleveland Metroparks’ Rocky River Nature Center, North Olmsted. The speaker will be Jay Reynolds who will discuss NASA’s Cassini Mission to Saturn and its finale, set to … Continue reading

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Public observing night at Letha House September 9

The Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (CAA) will host a public star party this Saturday (Sept. 9) from 8:00 to 10:00 PM at the Medina County Park District’s at Letha House Park (West). The club’s observatory will be open and CAA members will offer … Continue reading

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August 21 solar eclipse: an amazing day

by Jay Reynolds What an amazing day we had. I don’t think I need to describe the spectacular event we had August 21 at Edgewater Park. While not in the path of totality for the day’s solar eclipse, we still … Continue reading

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Clouds, clouds, go away!

After a day featuring fair skies, the evening saw a layer of clouds slide in messing with our Public Night. The slender crescent Moon slowly disappeared into a light smudge. Later, a few stars showed up overhead but, overall, not … Continue reading

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