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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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Earth-sized world detected at Proxima Centauri

Astronomers using ESO telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the nearest star to our own Sun, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days and … Continue reading

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Looking deep into the heart of Orion

ESO’s HAWK-I infrared instrument on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile has been used to peer deeper into the heart of Orion Nebula than ever before. The spectacular picture reveals about ten times as many brown dwarfs and isolated … Continue reading

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Caltech researchers find evidence of “Planet Nine”

by Kimm Fesenmaier, Caltech News Service Caltech researchers have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. The object, which the researchers have nicknamed Planet Nine, has a mass about 10 … Continue reading

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