CCAS Newsletter Archive







Newsletter Archive
The Society publishes a monthly newsletter, Observations, available to all of its members. It includes reviews of past meetings, notes on upcoming meetings, Society business, observing hints for current objects, and other items of interest to Society members. To obtain a copy of the current newsletter, join CCAS today!

We are proud that our former newsletter editor, Jim Anderson, won the 2006 Mabel Sterns Award for excellence in newsletter editing from the Astronomical League.

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Year 2008





 
Observations
December 2008
Highlights include: "December Observing Highlights", by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: Kemble's Cascade", by Don Knabb; "CCAS Members Earn AL Binocular Messier Awards", by John Hepler, CCAS Webmaster & Newsletter Editor; "CCAS Astronomy Day Photo Makes the AL's Reflector", by Kathy Buczynski, CCAS President & Education Chair; and "NASA Space Place: What Happened to Comet Holmes?", by Dr. Tony Phillips.


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Observations
November 2008
Highlights include: "November Observing Highlights", by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; "Looking Up: Sun Dogs and Sun Pillars", by Don Knabb; "The Chemical Weather Report", courtesy of NASA Space Place; and "CCAS Video Archive Avaliable Online", by John Hepler, CCAS Webmaster & Newsletter Editor.


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Observations
October 2008
Highlights include: "October Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; "Do-It-Yourself Small Refractor Mount," by Vic Long; "Through the Eyepiece: Globular Cluster M15," by Don Knabb; "Social Commentary in 1950's Science Fiction Films," by John Hepler, CCAS Webmaster & Newsletter Editor; "NASA Space Place: Extreme Starburst," by Dr. Tony Phillips; and "A Thank You and a Challenge," by Bob Popovich, CCAS Treasurer and ALCOR.


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Observations
September 2008
Highlights include: "September 2008 Observing Highlights", by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; "Founder Award Presented", by Kathy Buczynski, CCAS President & Education Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: The Coat Hanger Cluster", by Don Knabb; and "A Google for Satellites: Web Sensor 2.0" from the NASA Space Place.


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Observations
August 2008
Highlights include: "August Observing Highlights" by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; "Observations Gets New Editor", by Kathy Buczynski, CCAS President; "Through the Eyepiece: The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas in Sagittarius", by Don Knabb; and "Death of a Super Giant", from the NASA Space Place.


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Observations
July 2008
Highlights include: "July Observing Highlights", by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; "Mason-Dixon Star Party 2008", by Jim Anderson, CCAS Vice President; "Black Forest Star Party 2008", by Jim Anderson; "Through the Eyepiece: Globular Cluster M5 in Serpens", by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place: Space Buoys", by Dr. Tony Phillips.


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Observations
June 2008
Highlights include: "June Observing Highlights", by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; "Astronomy Day at Hoopes Park West Chester", by Kathy Buczynski, CCAS President; "The New Backyard Observing Class Ends", by Kathy Buczynski; "Through the Eyepiece: The Coma Cluster of stars", by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place: Ozone, the Greenhouse Gas", by Patrick L. Barry.


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Observations
May 2008
Highlights include: "Anson Nixon Park Hosts Another Astronomy Event", by Kathy Buczynski, CCAS President; NEAF is NEAT, by Fred de Lucia; "Through the Eyepiece: M64, the Black-Eye Galaxy", by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; and, "NASA Space Place: Stellar Compass for Space Explorers", by Patrick L. Barry.


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Observations
April 2008
Highlights include: "Steve Leiden Earns Messier Award", by Jim Anderson; "CCAS Star Party at Anson Nixon Park: April 12", by Jim Anderson; "CCAS Lending Library is OPEN", by CCAS Librarian Linda Lurcott-Fragale; "Through the Eyepiece: The Leo Triplet", by CCAS Observing Chair Don Knabb; and, "NASA Space Place: Tracking Wildlife From Space", by Patrick L. Barry.


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Observations
March 2008
Highlights include: "Astronomy Day Plans Underway," by Jim Anderson, CCAS Vice President; "Through the Eyepiece: M51, The Whirlpool Galaxy," by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; "Backyard Observing Classes Begin," by Kathy Buczynski, CCAS Education Chair & President; and, "NASA Space Place: Invisible Spiral Arms," by Patrick L. Barry.


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Observations
February 2008
Highlights include: "February Observing Highlights", by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; "CCAS Backyard Observing Class", by Jim Anderson; "Through the Eyepiece: Lunar Eclipse, February 20, 2008", by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; and "NASA Space Place: No Mars Rock Unturned", by Patrick L. Barry.


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Observations
January 2008
Highlights include: "Through the Eyepiece: The Eskimo Nebula", by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; "CCAS Backyard Observing Class Offered", by Jim Anderson; "Movie Review: The Fountain", by Don Knabb; "The Crater Copernicus on the Moon", by Vic Long; and "NASA Space Place: Ultraviolet Surprise", by Patrick L. Barry and Tony Phillips.


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