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 2019





 
Observations
December 2019
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Observations
November 2019
Highlights include: "November 2019 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Looking Up: The Alpha Persei Cluster in Perseus," by Don Knabb; "In Memoriam: Nicholas La Para," by CCAS Member Kathy Buczynski; "Stabilized Mobility," by CCAS Member Steve Leiden; and "NASA Night Sky Notes: The Messenger Crosses the Sun — Mercury Transit 2019," by David Prosper.


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Observations
October 2019
Highlights include: "October 2019 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through the Eyepiece: Uranus, the Distant Green Jewel," by Don Knabb; "NASA Night Sky Notes: Find Strange Uranus in Aries," by David Prosper; and "‘Planet Nine’ May Actually Be a Black Hole,"by Sid Perkins, Science Magazine.


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Observations
September 2019
Highlights include: "Why America Won the Space Race," by CCAS Member John Conrad; "My Experience as an Amateur Astronomer," by CCAS Member Pete LaFrance; "September 2019 Observing Highlights", by CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair Don Knabb; and "Night Sky Notes - Spot the Stars of the Summer Triangle," by David Prosper.


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Observations
August 2019
Highlights include: "Green Bank Observatory Visit & Star Party," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Restoring a 50-Year-Old Criterion Dynascope," by CCAS Member Frank Angelini; "August 2019 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb; "Looking Up: Binocular Objects in Sagittarius," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Night Sky Notes: Chill Out — Spot an Ice Giant in August," by David Prosper.


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Observations
July 2019
Highlights include: "July 2019 Observing Highlights by Don Knabb," CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through The Eyepiece: Scorpius, The Big Bug in the Southern Sky," by Don Knabb; "NASA to Open IIS for Commercial Business — Including Tourism," by Kenneth Chang, New York Times, and "NASA Night Sky Notes: Observe the Moon & Beyond — Apollo 11 at 50," by David Prosper.


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Observations
June 2019
Highlights include: "Theorist Calculates Merging Black Holes," by Adrian Cho, Science Magazine; "June 2019 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through The Eyepiece: Globular Cluster M22 in Sagittarius," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Night Sky Notes: Jupiter Shines in June," by David Prosper.


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Observations
May 2019
Highlights include: "May 2019 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through The Eyepiece: M100 in Coma Berenices," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Night Sky Notes: Watching the Late Spring Skies," by David Prosper.


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Observations
April 2019
Highlights include: "Upcoming Wallops Island Launch," by Pete Kellerman & Don Knabb; "April 2019 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "CCAS Member Earns Astroleague Messier Award," by Dave Hockenberry, CCAS President; "Through the Eyepiece: M63 the Sunflower Galaxy in Canes Venatici," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Night Sky Network: Mars the Wanderer," by Dave Prosper.


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Observations
March 2019
Highlights include: "Moving Forward: A Message from the New CCAS President," by Dave Hockenberry, CCAS President & Program Chair; "March 2019 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through The Eyepiece: M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy," by Don Knabb; "NASA Night Sky Notes: Hexagon at Night, Quartet in the Morning," by David Prosper; and "NASA’s Night Sky Network: Assisting Clubs with Outreach Since 2004!" by Dave Prosper, Program Manager for Outreach, Astronomical Society of the Pacific.


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Observations
February 2019
Highlights include: "February 2019 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Through The Eyepiece: Valentine’s Day Galaxies - NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, the Antenna Galaxies," by Don Knabb; "NASA Night Sky Notes: Hexagon at Night, Quartet in the Morning," by David Prosper; "Observing Beyond the Eclipse," by CCAS Member Steve DellaPenna; and "CCAS Original Astrophotography," by Dave Hockenberry, CCAS President & Program Chair.


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Observations
January 2019
Highlights include: "Upcoming Spring 2019 Astronomy Classes," by Don Knabb, CCAS Treasurer & Observing Chair; "Christmas Telescope Report," by CCAS Member Pete Kellermann; "January 2019 Observing Highlights," by Don Knabb; "Through The Eyepiece: M42, the Orion Nebula," by Don Knabb; and "NASA Night Sky Notes: January’s Evening Eclipse and Morning Conjunctions," by David Prosper.



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