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.

October 2018 Sky Report: The Ghosts of Autumn

(By Jim Feiste)

A single bright star drifts slowly across the southern horizon this month. It’s a lonely sentinel, announcing that it is autumn, and quietly foretelling of the winter to come. ‘Tis a beacon, and a warning – for the autumn skies are also haunted by the ghosts of dead and dying stars, the planetary nebulae.  As we approach the Halloween sky from the safety of our telescopes, be aware, but be quiet!  Can you conjure the character to cautiously call on creation’s creepiest creatures?    More...

CAAA Club News

The October meeting will be a 7pm on Monday, October 1, 2018. Get ready to play Astro-Jeopardy! Fun! Prizes! Bring your telescopes or other observation gear to set up / show off prior or after the meeting. We’ll also be welcoming several new members. All are welcome.

In November, CAAA will be providing an educational outreach to a local Girl Scouts group. More details to come at the meeting and on the website.

If you read and enjoy this newsletter, please give me a shout-out at a meeting or by email! Any ideas? Complaints? Pictures? I’m open to ideas!

Check out the updated website.

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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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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