Clemson Area Amateur Astronomers

The Universe From Here

What are the requirements for membership in CAAA?

The only requirement is an interest in astronomy. We welcome all skill levels with or without telescope equipment. Annual membership for individuals or family is $20.

When should I buy a telescope?

We recommend you attend several of our star parties, observing sessions and outreach events first. This allows you to sample various types of telescopes and see the setup processes for each. Having this knowledge helps make your purchasing decision.

What type telescope should I buy?

This is a very complicated question but the simple answer is buy one that you will use. Ease of setup and ease of use are important in your first purchase. Once addicted you can upgrade!

What is your meeting schedule and location?

Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at the Central-Clemson Library. Directions can be found under Resources on the main menu or by clicking HERE.

How can I become a member?

Signup on this website by clicking the Join Us link on the main menu or by clicking HERE. Or attend a meeting and speak with the treasurer.

How can I get the CAAA to come to my group for a star party or presentation?

Public outreach is the most important thing we do as a club. Click on the Outreach Event Request link on the main menu or HERE to start the process. There is no charge for these events.

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Upcoming Events

  • 46P/Wirtanen Comet Encounter

    December 12

    If early predictions play out, comet 46P/ Wirtanen may brighten enough in December to be spotted eas...

  • Geminids Meteor Shower

    December 13 - December 14

    The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in th...

  • Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation

    December 15

    The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 21.3 degrees from the Sun. This is the bes...

  • CAAA Girl Scout Badge Outreach

    December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Camp Wabak

  • December Meeting (None)

    December 15 @ 6:30 pm

    Annual Christmas Party (Postponed)

  • December Solstice

    December 21

    The December solstice occurs at 22:23 UTC. The South Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun...

  • Ursids Meteor Shower

    December 21 @ 8:00 am - December 22 @ 5:00 pm

    The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust gr...

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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