Tag Archives: astronomy

Impressive early efforts of a beginning telescope user

CAA member John Burkett writes about how he, a person who says he has used a telescope only six times in his life, created images that would be the envy of many a veteran amateur astronomer. Wanting to do astrophotography … Continue reading

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Extrasolar star’s turbulent surface imaged

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time directly observed granulation patterns on the surface of a star outside the Solar System — the ageing red giant π1 Gruis. This remarkable new image from the PIONIER instrument … Continue reading

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Discovered: An Earth-sized temperate planet only 11 light-years away

A team working with ESO’s High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) at the La Silla Observatory in Chile has found that the red dwarf star Ross 128 is orbited by a low-mass exoplanet every 9.9 days. This Earth-sized world … Continue reading

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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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Member Photos: Solar Eclipse 2017

This is a gallery of eclipse photographs made by members of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (CAA). Some members traveled to various places along the path of totality to experience the total solar eclipse. Some CAA members stayed behind, photographing the … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice Celebration: Who we are

by Jay Reynolds, CAA Observatory Director June 22 — If you could not attend last night’s Lakewood Summer Solstice Celebration, it was something extra special. The clouds dissolving into blue skies, a small crowd building into thousands gathered by the … Continue reading

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