Tag Archives: Mars

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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Ancient organic material, mysterious methane on Mars

From a NASA News Release NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search … Continue reading

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April Meeting: The Martians are Coming!

The regular monthly membership meeting of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association will take place Monday, April 10, beginning at 7:30. Meetings take place at the Rocky River Nature Center; 24000 Valley Parkway; North Olmsted, Ohio, in the Cleveland Metroparks. “The Martians are … Continue reading

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Public Observing Saturday, August 6

The Cuyahoga Astronomical Association’s (CAA’s) observatory at Letha House Park will be open for public observing Saturday, August 6, from 8:30 to 11:00 PM. Visitors will be treated to telescopic views of the Moon (early), Saturn, and as the sky … Continue reading

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Solstice Celebration a huge success

The night of June 21 the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (CAA) participated in the city of Lakewood’s Summer Solstice Celebration. The event, featuring food, music, dance, and frivolity, really focussed on the solstice sunset and the beginning of summer. Representing the … Continue reading

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Public Star Party Saturday, June 11

The CAA will host a public star party for the Medina County Park District at 9:00 PM at Letha House Park West. See Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, and more! A cloudy night alternative program will be offered should weather conditions be … Continue reading

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Mornings bring planetary possibilities

Over recent weeks we have watched as several planets have appeared close together in our morning sky — when clear, that is — and even seen them shift their positions as the days passed! Beginning this frigid week and continuing into mid-February, … Continue reading

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