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September 10 Meeting: Dancing on the Moon*

The September meeting of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (CAA) will take place Monday, September 10. Speaker for the evening will be NASA Engineer Bryan Palaszewski who will bring us close to home (astronomically) and discuss plans and ideas for humans … Continue reading

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Saving the Dark

What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns, and endangers nocturnal habitats. Saving the Dark explores the need to preserve or restore night … Continue reading

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Looking out the window

CAA member Lowan Laws was using his eight-inch Meade Dobsonian telescope at our Letha House Park observing site one very clear night this July. Pointing his scope at the Moon, he marveled at how sharp the image was. He said … Continue reading

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2018 Perseids meteor shower

Note: This post will be updated with additional photos and narrative as provided by CAA members. The 2018 occurrence of the annual Perseids meteor shower was not particularly outstanding but among sky watchers the event’s timing offered some promise; it … Continue reading

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At Monday, August 13 meeting: Crewed American space missions: 2018

The program for the August 13 General Membership Meeting will cover American Crewed Space Missions: 2018. The talk will be delivered by Tom Benson, a retired NASA aerospace engineer. On July 8, 2011, the final Space Shuttle mission was launched … Continue reading

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Monday, July 9: A quick trip to Alpha Centauri, and CAA’s Monthly General Membership Meeting

Coming up on Monday, July 9 is the monthly meeting of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (CAA). The evening’s speaker will be Jay Reynolds, club member, research astronomer at Cleveland State University, and host of WKYC’s “In The Sky.” Jay will … Continue reading

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ESO Announcement: First confirmed image of a newborn exoplanet

Astronomers led by a group at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany have captured a spectacular snapshot of planetary formation around the young dwarf star PDS 70. By using the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope … Continue reading

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