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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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June 12 Meeting: “Telescope Show and Tell”

The monthly general meeting of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association will take place June 12 at 7:30 PM, at the Cleveland Metroparks’ Rocky River Nature Center. The meeting will begin with the annual “Telescope Show and Tell. Several CAA members will … Continue reading

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Do your best with what you have and you may just make a masterpiece

The Cuyahoga Astronomical Association has a number of members interested in and skilled at astrophotography – an activity that is both similar to and different from traditional terrestrial photography. One of our skilled practitioners is Joe Golias, owner of Astrozap.com … Continue reading

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Seven Earth-sized planets discovered around dwarf star 40 light-years distant

Feb. 22, 2017 — Astronomers have found a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away. Using ground and space telescopes, including ESO’s Very Large Telescope, the planets were all detected as they passed in front of their parent … Continue reading

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