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.

We are proud that our webmaster & newsletter editor, John Hepler, won the 2009 Mabel Sterns Award for excellence in newsletter editing from the Astronomical League.

Click below to access each year's newsletters
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993



Year 2009





 
Observations
December 2009
Highlights include: "Through the Eyepiece: M41 in Canis Major", by Don Knabb, CCAS Secretary and Observing Chair; "NASA Space Place: A Cosmic Crash", by Patrick Barry and Dr. Tony Phillips; "Starstuff: Pox or Plague on Mars?", by Roger Taylor, CCAS President; "Project ASTRO 2009-2010", by Kathy Buczynski, CCAS Vice President & Education Chair; "Astrophotography Equipment Review: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguiding CCD Camera", by Dave Hockenberry, CCAS Program Chair; and "Software Review: Starmap Pro for the iPhone 3GS", by Don Knabb.


Back to Top






 
Observations
November 2009
Highlights include: "November 2009 Meeting Guest Speaker: Dr. Karen Vanlandingham, PhD, WCU", by John Hepler, CCAS Webmaster & Newsletter Editor; "More Volunteers Needed for 'No Night without a Telescope", by Kathy Buczynski, CCAS Vice President & Education Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: M34, an Open Cluster in Perseus", by Don Knabb, CCAS Secretary & Observing Chair; "Staring at Lightning", submitted by JPL; "A Learning Place for Learning about Space", by Alissa Walker, contributor to Edutopia, the George Lucas Foundation; "Spring 2010 Speaker Series", by Dave Hockenberry, CCAS Program Chair; and "Upcoming 2010 Alt-Az Initiative Conference in Hawaii", submitted by Russell M. Genet, PhD.


Back to Top






 
Observations
October 2009
Highlights include: "October CCAS Monthly Meeting Date & Location Change", by Roger Taylor, CCAS President; "No Night Without a Telescope, Part II", by Kathy Buczynski, CCAS Vice President; "Astronomy on the Road in South Africa", submitted by Kos Coronaios, Soutpansberg Astronomy Club; "The Southern Star Wheel", by Aude Slotegraaf; "Starstuff: What Dreams May Come", by Roger Taylor; "Through the Eyepiece: The Helix Nebula, NGC 7293", by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair & Newsletter Editor; "NASA Space Place: Spitzer, the Sequel", by JPL; "NASA Resources and Teacher Training Help Students See Stars", by Mark Nichol, senior producer for Edutopia, The George Lucas Educational Foundation; "Movie Review: The Sleep Dealer", by Don Knabb; and, "Upcoming IYA2009 Event at Ridley Creek State Park", by Dr. Bruce Holenstein, Ph.D.


Back to Top






 
Observations
September 2009
Highlights include: "2009 Mabel Sterns Award!", by Roger Taylor, CCAS President; "Through the Eyepiece: Albireo, the Double Star in Cygnus", by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair & Secretary; "Starstuff: A Long Way from Robby", by Roger Taylor; "NASA Space Place: A Planet Named Easterbunny?", submitted by JPL; "Classic Refracting Telescope", by Vic Long, Jr.; and "NASA's Space Place on Facebook", by Colleen Barboza, NASA Space Place Coordinator.


Back to Top






 
Observations
August 2009
Highlights include: "As We Move Forward", by CCAS President Roger Taylor; "CCAS & NSAS Meet in Chadds Ford", by CCAS Webmaster & Newsletter Editor John Hepler; "Through the Eyepiece: NGC 6231", by CCAS Observing Chair & Secretary Don Knabb; "NEAF Show Update", by Dr. Bruce Holenstein, Ph.D."; "Report on Solar Eclipse in India", by Ekam Noor Singh; "40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing", by John Hepler; "Ridley Creek State Park Night Out", by Dr. Bruce Holenstein, Ph.D.; and "Visit to Lowell Observatory & Meteor Crater", by CCAS Librarian Linda Lurcott Fragale.


Back to Top






 
Observations
July 2009
Highlights include: "Incoming President's Message", by Roger Taylor; "Through the Eyepiece: NGC 6231", by CCAS Observing Chair Don Knabb; "IYA2009 in Australia", by Bob Fuller, President, Northern Sydney Astronomical Society; "Former President Honored", by Ed Lurcott; "Observing Chair Honored, by Kathy Buczynski, CCAS Vice President & Education Chair; and "NASA Space Place: Scoring More Energy from Less Sunlight", submitted by Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


Back to Top






 
Observations
June 2009
Highlights include: CCAS International Year of Astronomy Award; "Outgoing President's Message", by Kathy Buczynski; "Through the Eyepiece: The Sombrero Galaxy", by CCAS Observing Chair Don Knabb; "A Small Victory Against Light Pollution", by Nicholas La Para; "International Year of Astronomy in Canada", by André de Léan, Société d'astronomie du Planétarium de Montréal; and "NASA Space Place: Scoring More Energy from Less Sunlight", submitted by Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


Back to Top






 
Observations
May 2009
Highlights include: "Through the Eyepiece: Rupes Recta", by CCAS Observing Chair Don Knabb; "CCAS Field Trip to Spitz, Inc.", by CCAS Webmaster & Newsletter Editor John C. Hepler; and "NASA Space Place: The Swiss Army Knife of Weather Satellites", submitted by JPL.


Back to Top






 
Observations
April 2009
Highlights include: "Through the Eyepiece: Globular Cluster M3", by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; "New Star Atlas Published", by Jim Mullaney; "WHYY to Host Reception & Preview at Franklin Institute", by Kathy Buczynski, CCAS President & Education Chair; "NASA Space Place: Apollo Upgrade", submitted by JPL; and "Software Review" PEMPro by CCDWare", by Dave Hockenberry.


Back to Top






 
Observations
March 2009
Highlights include: "Through the Eyepiece: Comet Lulin", by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; "NASA Space Place: Where did all these gadgets come from?!"; "CCAS Member Earns AL Lunar Club Award", by Kathy Buczinski; and "Member Astrophotography", by John Hepler.


Back to Top





 
Observations
February 2009
Highlights include: "Looking Up: Zodiacal Light", by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; "2009 International Youth Astronomy Camp", submitted by Klaas Vantournhout, President, The International Workshop for Astronomy, e. V.; "NASA Space Place: Severe Space Weather", by Dr. Tony Phillips; "Galileo Exhibit at the Franklin Institute", by Dave Hockenberry; and "Spring Introduction to Astronomy Classes", by John Hepler.


Back to Top






 
Observations
January 2009
Highlights include: "Through the Eyepiece: M42, The Orion Nebula", by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair; "The Little-Known Quandrantids", by John Hepler; "The Making of a Star", by Linda Lurcott Fragale & Nancy Lurcott Armstrong; and "NASA Space Place: Superstar Hide and Seek", by Dr. Tony Phillips.


Back to Top




The Society maintains on the website archival copies of all newsletters published from 1993 through the current year.





next