February 8: Membership meeting & Mars

The February Membership Meeting of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (CAA) will take place Monday, February 8, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. via the Zoom online meeting service. The evening’s speaker will be CAA member Dr. Geoffrey Landis who will present, “What is Happening on Mars?”

Dr. Landis is a research scientist for NASA and acclaimed Science Fiction Writer. His specialty has been the various Mars rover missions and he will be showing us what NASA is doing now and in the near future to explore the Red Planet!

Attendees may join the Zoom meeting beginning at 7:20 p.m. the nights of CAA scheduled meetings and meetings begin at 7:30.

The evening will begin with introductions and the featured speaker followed by the monthly membership business meeting, typically concluding at about 9 PM. Guest attendees are welcome.

To attend:

You can either “Phone in” or watch and participate via “Zoom Video”.

Phone In:  Just dial:  1-312-626-6799  (Chicago number)

You will be required to enter our meeting number:  954 8268 6049

Zoom Video with video and audio, on your web browser. (No camera required)
https://zoom.us/j/95482686049

January 11: First meeting of 2021

The first 2021 Membership Meeting of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (CAA) will take place Monday, January 11, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. via the Zoom online meeting service. The evening’s speaker will be CAA member Matt Franduto who will present, “My 2020 Calendar and the images I took and included or excluded!” Club member Mat Franduto is one of our astrophotographers and every year he produces a calendar based on the astronomical images that he took during the previous year. He will show the pics he included, the ones he excluded, and perhaps a few surprises!

Attendees may join the Zoom meeting beginning at 7:20 p.m. the nights of CAA scheduled meetings and meetings begin at 7:30.

The evening will begin with introductions and the featured speaker followed by the monthly membership business meeting, typically concluding at about 9 PM. Guest attendees are welcome.

To attend:

Zoom Video with video and audio, on your web browser. (No camera required)
https://zoom.us/j/95482686049

December 14 meeting features talk on cosmology

Glenn StarkmanDecember 14: The December 14 meeting of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (CAA) will feature a fascinating talk on cosmology, rounding out this most unusual year for the club. COVID-19 isolation restrictions on group gatherings, and closed meeting facilities caused the club to take its meetings online via the Zoom cloud service. Normally the club hosts a December dinner in lieu of a year-end meeting but since the dinner cannot be held, there will be a December “virtual” meeting complete with speaker.

Professor Glenn Starkman, co-chair of physics and astronomy at Case Western Reserve University will present “The Big Bang and Beyond.” Dr. Starkman will take us to the beginnings of space and time, and show us what we know, what we think we know, and what we wish we knew. Attendees may join the Zoom meeting beginning at 7:20 p.m. the nights of CAA scheduled meetings and meetings begin at 7:30.

The evening will begin with introductions and the featured speaker followed by the monthly membership business meeting, typically concluding at about 9 PM. Guest attendees are welcome.

To attend:

“Doors open” at 7:20
You can either “Phone in” or watch and participate via “Zoom Video”.

Phone In: Just dial: 1-312-626-6799 (Chicago number)
You will be required to enter our meeting number: 987 496 1637

Or….

Zoom Video with video and audio, on your web browser. (No camera required)
https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/9874961637 (No password to enter)

“Women in Astronomy” at November 9 meeting

Suzie Dills

The monthly membership meeting of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (CAA) will take place Monday, November 9, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Because our regular meeting place is closed in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions, meetings of the CAA are taking place via the popular Zoom service.

Suzie Dills, longtime CAA member and director of the Hoover-Price Planetarium in Canton, Ohio, will give a talk entitled “Women in Astronomy.” Dills will tell us stories of female astronomers’ inspirations, science, and contributions which have been and often are unheralded.

Here is how to attend the meeting via Zoom when “doors open” at 7:20 p.m.

Either “Phone in” or watch and participate via “Zoom Video”.

Phone In: Just dial: 1-312-626-6799 (Chicago number)

You will be required to enter our Meeting Number: 987 496 1637

Or….

Zoom Video with video and audio, on your web browser. (No camera required)

https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/9874961637 (No password to enter)

If you are tech-savvy, go to Zoom.com, you can download and install their app on your phone, tablet, or computer, then join our meeting using the Meeting Number given above.

Meeting Agenda

7:20 Meeting will be opened to everyone. (Socializing is welcomed!)

7:30 Opening Announcement will be made (All will be muted)

Introduction of President for commentary

Vice President will introduce our speaker for the evening

Speaker will ‘take the floor’. (No questions during the presentation)

Question & Answer session (Please be patient, it does take time to manipulate)

8:20 (ish) President calls the CAA Business Meeting to Order (All Muted)

At conclusion of the meeting, everyone is welcome to stay to socialize.