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 2017





 
Observations
December 2017
Highlights include: "December 2017 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through The Eyepiece: M1, the Crab Nebula," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; and "NASA Space Place: Studying Storms from the Sky," by Teagan Wall.



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Observations
November 2017
Highlights include: "Astronomers Are Tracking Distant Visitor to Solar System," by Paul Voosen, Science Magazine; "November 2017 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through The Eyepiece: Herschelís Garnet Star in Cepheus, Mu Cephei," by Don Knabb; and "Spooky in Space: NASA Images for Halloween," courtesy NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory.



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Observations
October 2017
Highlights include: "First Pluto Features Officially Named," by Javier Barbuzano, Sky & Telescope Magazine; "If Youíre Interested in the For-mation of the Solar System," by CCAS Member John Conrad; "October 2017 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through The Eyepiece: The Double Cluster in Perseus," by Don Knabb; and "NASAís Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn," courtesy NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory.



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Observations
September 2017
Highlights include: "Cassiniís Grand Finale Approaches," by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory; "September 2017 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through The Eyepiece: M31, the Andromeda Galaxy," by Don Knabb, and "What We Saw on August 21, 2017," Images courtesy John Hepler, Don Knabb, & Pete LaFrance.



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Observations
August 2017
Highlights include: "CCAS Original Astrophotography," by CCAS Member Steve Leiden; "Preparing for the August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse," courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center; "August 2017 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "NASA Space Place: Twenty Years Ago on MarsÖ," by Linda Hermans-Killiam; and, "Through The Eyepiece: M27, the Dumbbell Nebula," by Don Knabb.



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Observations
July 2017
Highlights include: "July 2017 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "NASA Space Place—The Shape of the Solar System," by Marcus Woo; "Through The Eyepiece: Messier 7, Ptolemyís Cluster," by Don Knabb; and "Jupiter Has Two New Moons—And Five Lost Ones Have Been Found," by Nicole Kiefert, Courtesy of Astronomy Magazine.



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Observations
June 2017
Highlights include: "A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASAís Juno Mission," Courtesy of NASA; "NASA Space Place: The Fizzy Seas of Titan," by Marcus Woo; and "Through The Eyepiece: Saturn and the Magnificent Rings," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair.



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Observations
May 2017
Highlights include: "Science Fiction Author to Visit May 2017 Meeting," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "May 2017 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb; "Looking Up: The Three Leaps of the Gazelle," by Don Knabb; and "NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) to Monitor Earth as Never Before," by Ethan Siegel.



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Observations
April 2017
Highlights include: "NASA: A Journey Through Space Mini-Series," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "April 2017 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb; "Through the Eyepiece: M81 and M82, Bodeís Galaxy and The Cigar Galaxy," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place: Solar Eclipse Provides Coronal Glimpse," by Marcus Woo.



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Observations
March 2017
Highlights include: "Through the Eyepiece: M 46, Open Cluster in Puppis," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "March 2017 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place: Solar Eclipse Provides Coronal Glimpse," by Marcus Woo.



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Observations
February 2017
Highlights include: "February 2017 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Close Views Show Saturn's Rings in Unprecedented Detail," by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory; "Looking Up: The Zodiacal Light," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place—Comet Campaign: Amateurs Wanted," by Marcus Woo.



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Observations
January 2017
Highlights include: "January 2017 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Cassini Dives Through Saturnís Rings," by Allen Zeyher, Astronomy Magazine; "Through the Eyepiece: M35, an open cluster in Gemini," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Space Place: Big Science in Small Packages," by Marcus Woo.


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