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.

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Year 2013





 
Observations
December 2013
Highlights include: "Much Anticipated Comet may be in Trouble," by Amanda Barnett, CNN; "December 2013 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: Kembleís Cascade," by Don Knabb; "Will comet ISON survive its near brush with the Sun?" submitted by AFP; and "NASA Space Place: The Most Volcanically Active Place is Out of this World!" by Dr. Ethan Siegel.


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Observations
November 2013
Highlights include: "Promising Comet ISON Now Brightening for Stargazers on Earth," by Joe Rao, SPACE.com; and "Through the Eyepiece: M52, an Open Cluster in Cassiopeia," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair.


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Observations
October 2013
Highlights include: "CCAS Celebrates 20 Years!", by John Hepler, CCAS Webmaster & Newsletter Editor; "NASA Space Place: How to Hunt for Your Very Own Supernova!", by Dr. Ethan Siegel; "Through the Eyepiece: Ghostly Objects in the Sky," by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair & Treasurer; and, "Voyager Leaves Solar System," submitted by NASA/JPL.


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Observations
September 2013
Highlights include: "Solar System Ambassadors Program Accepting Applications," submitted by JPL Solar System Ambassadors Program; "Happy Anniversary CCAS!" by John Hepler, CCAS Webmaster & Newsletter Editor; "CCAS Timeline: The First Five Years," by John Hepler; "NASA Space Place: Size Does Matter, But So Does Dark Energy," by Dr. Ethan Siegel; and, "Through the Eyepiece: The Andromeda Galaxy: Fuzzy spot supreme!" by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair.


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Observations
August 2013
Highlights include: "Cassini Probe Sees Earth & Moon from Saturn," by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com Assistant Managing Editor; "NASA Space Place: Inventing Astrophotography—Capturing Light Over Time," by Dr. Ethan Siegel; "Through the Eyepiece—The Heavenly Harp, Ring Nebula and Coat Hanger Cluster," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair.


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Observations
July 2013
Highlights include: "Through the Eyepiece: Messier 6, the Butterfly Cluster," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "NASA Space Place: High-Energy Spy," by Dr. Martin C. Weisskopf; and "In Memory of Roy Kalinowski," by Dave Hockenberry, CCAS Program Chair.


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Observations
June 2013
Highlights include "Breakdown Imperils NASAís Search for Other Earths," by Dennis Overbye, New York Times; "NASA Space Place: Exploring the Water World," by Diane K. Fisher; and "Through the Eyepiece: Saturn and the Magnificent Rings," by by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair.


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Observations
May 2013
Highlightes include: "Le Quattro StelleóAn Update," by CCAS member Frank Angelini; "Anson Nixon Star Party a Success!" by CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "NASAís Space Place: Triple Threat," by Dr. Ethan Siegel; and "Through the Eyepiece: Melotte 111, the Coma Cluster of Stars," by Don Knabb.


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Observations
April 2013
Highlights include: "April 2013 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "NASA Space Place: Your Daily Dose of Astonishment," by Diane K. Fisher; and, "Through the Eyepiece: Nu Draconis, the Dragonís eyes, or the Catís Eyes," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair.


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Observations
March 2013
Highlights include: "Help CCAS Purchase a Seat in the New WCU Planetarium," by Roger Taylor, CCAS President; "CCAS T-Shirts and Sweatshirts Still Available," by Kathy Buczynski, CCAS Education Chair; "NASA Space Place: Tackling the Really BIG Questions," by Diane K. Fisher; and "Through the Eyepiece: An oasis in space—NGC 7731, The Deer Lick group of galaxies," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair.


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Observations
February 2013
Highlightes include: "Plans for Upgrading the WCU Planetarium," by Dr. Karen Vanlandingham, PhD, West Chester University; "Donations needed for the CCAS Planetarium Chair at West Chester University," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "NASA Space Place: The Art of Space Imagery," by Diane K. Fisher; and "Through the Eyepiece: M 46, Open Cluster in Puppis," by Don Knabb.


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Observations
January 2013
Highlights include: "RIP Sir Patrick Caldwell Moore," by CCAS Program Chair Dave Hockenberry; "NASA's Space Place - Partnering to Solve Saturnís Mysteries," by Diane K. Fisher; and "Through the Eyepiece: The Eskimo Nebula, NGC 2392," by CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair Don Knabb.


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