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 2015





 
Observations
December 2015
Highlights include: "V774104: Solar System’s Most Distant Object," courtesy Kelly Beatty, Sky & Telescope Magazine; "December 2015 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: The Blue Snowball Nebula, NGC 7662," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place: Our Solar System is Almost Normal, But Not Quite," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.


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Observations
November 2015
Highlights include: "Halloween Fireballs Will Blaze in the Sky Through November," courtesy Joe Rao, Space.com Skywatching Columnist; "November 2015 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: The Helix Nebula, NGC 7293," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place: How We Know Mars Has Liquid Water on Its Surface," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.


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Observations
October 2015
Highlights include: "Through the Eyepiece: The Spiral Cluster – Messier 34," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; and, "NASA Space Place: Measure the Moon's Size and Distance During the Next Lunar Eclipse", by Dr. Ethan Siegel.


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Observations
September 2015
Highlights include: "Hubble Survey Unlocks Clues to Star Birth in Neighboring Galaxy," submitted by STScl, Baltimore, Maryland; "September 2015 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: Albireo, the double star in Cygnus," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place: Solar Wind Creates—and Whips—a Magnetic Tail Around Earth," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.


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Observations
August 2015
Highlights include: "Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience by Klip Collective at Longwood Gardens," by Don Knabb, CCAS Observing Chair & Treasurer; "Through the Eyepiece: Open Cluster M23 Occultation by the Moon," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place: On the Brightness of Venus," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.


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Observations
July 2015
Highlights include: "Anson Nixon Star Party a Success!", by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Treasurer; "New Horizons Approaches Historic Encounter with Pluto," by John C. Hepler, CCAS Webmaster & Newsletter Editor; "Through the Eyepiece: The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas in Sagittarius," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place: No Surprise! Earth’s Strongest Gravity Lies Atop The Highest Mountains," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.


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Observations
June 2015
Highlights include: "June 2015 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: Scorpius, the Big Bug of the Southern Sky," by Don Knabb; "NASA Space Place: The 'G' in GOES is What Makes It Go," by Dr. Ethan Siegel; and "Moon and Stars Night at ChesLen Preserve a Success!" by Fred DeLucia, ChesMont Astronomical Society.


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Observations
May 2015
Highlights include: "Book Review: There Once Was a Sky Full of Stars," by Ann Miller, CCAS Secretary; "Hubble Telescope’s Silver Anniversary," by T. Kelly Beatty, Senior Editor, Sky & Telescope Magazine; "May 2015 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "NASA Space Place: Is the Most Massive Star Still Alive?" by Dr. Ethan Siegel; and "Through the Eyepiece: Globular Cluster M3," by Don Knabb.


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Observations
April 2015
Highlights include: "Sagittarius A*: NASA X-ray Telescopes Find Black Hole May Be a Neutrino Factory," by Lee Mohon, Ed., Chandra X-ray Observatory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.; "Looking Up: Mizar and Alcor, the Famous Double Star in The Big Dipper," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; and "NASA Space Place: The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.


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Observations
March 2015
Highlights include: "Telescope Review: Questar 3.5” Standard Matsukov-Cassegrain," by Dave Hockenberry, CCAS Program Chair; "March 2015 Observing Highlights by Don Knabb," CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Looking Up: Conjunctions," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place: The Heavyweight Champion of the Cosmos," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.


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Observations
February 2015
Highlights include: "Jupiter Shines Brightest in February," submitted by Eric Betz, Astronomy Magazine; "Through the Eyepiece: M44, The Beehive Cluster," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; and "NASA Space Place: Minor Mergers Have Massive Consequences for Black Holes," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.


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Observations
January 2015
Highlights include: "January 2015 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: Collinder 70," by Don Knabb; and "Jumping the Tallest Cliff in the Solar System," by NASA Space Place.


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