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.

We are proud that our webmaster & newsletter editor, John Hepler, won the 2016 Mabel Sterns Award for excellence in newsletter editing from the Astronomical League.

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Year 2016





 
Observations
December 2016
Highlights include: "Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance (SID) - Further Clarifications and Future Direction," by CCAS Member Frank Angelini, Sr.; "Through the Eyepiece: Messier 52, an Open Cluster in Cassiopeia," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; and "NASA Space Place: Dimming Stars, Erupting Plasma, and Beautiful Nebulae," by Marcus Woo.



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Observations
November 2016
Highlights include: "November 2016 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: Messier 34, the Spiral Cluster," by Don Knabb, and "NASA Space Place: One Incredible Galaxy Cluster Yields Two Types of Gravitational Lenses," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.



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Observations
October 2016
Highlights include: "October 2016 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: Messier 11, The Wild Ducks in the Sky," by Don Knabb; "NASA Space Place: One Incredible Galaxy Cluster Yields Two Types of Gravitational Lenses," by Dr. Ethan Siegel; and "PoleMaster-GEM Polar Alignment Made Easy," by CCAS Member Steve Leiden.



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Observations
September 2016
Highlights include: "Photos from the Astronomical League Convention Awards Banquet," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: The Coat Hanger Cluster," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place — Is There a Super-Earth in the Solar System Out Beyond Neptune? by Dr. Ethan Siegel.



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Observations
August 2016
Highlights include: "A Visit to Leviathan in Birr, Ireland," by Dave Hockenberry, CCAS Program Chair; "Looking Up: The Perseid Meteor Shower," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; and "NASA Space Place: Venus and Jupiter Prepare for Their Close-up This August," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.



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Observations
July 2016
Highlights include: "First Annual Chester County Astronomical Society Star Party at Blue Mountain Vista," by CCAS Member Pete Kellerman; "First Contact Lens and Mirror Cleaner," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: NGC 6633, Open Cluster in Ophiuchus," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place: Hubble's Bubble Lights Up the Interstellar Rubble," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.



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Observations
June 2016
Highlights include: "Dwarfs and Bullies…or…When Is a Planet Not a Planet?", by John Conrad, CCAS Member and NASA/JPL Solar Ambassador; "June 2016 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: Algieba, Double Star in the Constellation Leo the Lion," by Don Knabb; and, "NASA Space Place: NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) to Revolutionize Earth-watching," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.



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Observations
May 2016
Highlights include: "May 2016 Observing Highlights by Don Knabb," CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: M13, the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place: Hubble Shatters The Cosmic Record For Most Distant Galaxy," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.



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Observations
April 2016
Highlights include: "April 2016 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: Markarianís Chain in the constellation Virgo," by Don Knabb; "CCAS Program Chair Earns Astronomical League Award," by Roger Taylor, CCAS President; and "NASA Space Place: Gravitational Wave Astronomy Will Be The Next Great Scientific Frontier," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.



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Observations
March 2016
Highlights include: "Book Review: The Soul of the Night, by Chet Raymo," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "March 2016 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb: "Through the Eyepiece: Jupiter, King of the Planets," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place - The Closest New Stars to Earth," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.



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Observations
February 2016
Highlights include: "Book Review: Cryptic, by Jack McDevitt," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "February 2016 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb; "Through the Eyepiece: Messier 41, the Little Beehive Cluster in Canis Major," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place: The Loneliest Galaxy in the Universe," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.



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Observations
January 2016
Highlights include: "January 2016 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Music for Observing," by CCAS Member Frank J. Angelini, Sr.; "Looking Up: The Winter Hexagon," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place: How Will We Finally Image the Event Horizon of a Black Hole?," by Dr. Ethan Siegel.


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