Clemson Area Amateur Astronomers

The Universe From Here

Our Mission

Our mission is to inform, educate and entertain by providing a varied and interesting program of activities for our membership and the communities we serve.  Our projects include educational programs and presentations by guest speakers and our members, public star parties, field observation of various astronomical events and trips to observatories and other space science venues. If you are as interested in Astronomy as we are, we hope you will join us at one of our star parties, meetings, or lectures. If you would like to become a member please click HERE.

November 2018 Sky Report: The Virgo Supercluster

(By Jim Feiste)

Clemson, South Carolina, United States, North America, Earth, Solar System, Orion Arm, Milky Way, Local Group, Virgo Supercluster, Laniakea Supercluster, Universe.

That's our address. For most of human history, we assumed that the earth was the center of the universe, surrounded by a sphere of stars, planets, and fuzzy objects called nebulae. But, in 1923, Edwin Hubble proved that most of these "nebulae" are actually impossibly large and distant galaxies, distinct from our own Milky Way Galaxy. We are, in fact, a tiny planet revolving around a small star in an inconspicuous arm of an average galaxy - just a P.O. Box in the cosmic mail service. And I find this knowledge exhilarating! Join me this month in exploring our closest galactic neighbors... More...

CAAA Club News

The next meeting is Monday, November 5th at 7pm. We’ll be discussing the local group of galaxies and our place in the universe. Telescopes will be set up outside the library at 6:30 pm for a public viewing – everyone’s invited! 

This month we will be providing astronomy instruction to a local Girl Scout Troup. All members interested in participating are invited to sign up for this event. Friday November 16, 2018 @ 6:30PM at Clemson United Methodist Church.

Recent Member Photos and Drawings

CAAA has been a NASA Night Sky Network member since 2004. The Night Sky Network(NSN) is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science, technology, and inspiration of NASA's missions to the general public.

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Upcoming Events

For More Information Contact:

Ram White, President

Tom Wehrman, Program Coordinator

Jim Feiste, Secretary

Bill West, Treasurer

Stan Smith, Outreach Coordinator & Webmaster

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