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?

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

  • July Meeting

    July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Central-Clemson Library

  • New Moon

    July 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night ...

  • Saturn at Opposition

    July 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by...

  • Full Moon

    July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be f...

  • Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

    July 28 @ 8:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm

    The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It i...


Ram White, President

Tom Wehrman, Program Coordinator

Jim Feiste, Secretary

Bill West, Treasurer

Stan Smith, Outreach  & Website Coordinator

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