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

There’s no meeting in September. Starting in October, members are encouraged to set up their telescopes, binoculars, or other astronomical equipment for public viewing at the library entrance on meeting nights. Check the website, group-email, and/or Facebook for upcoming details on this activity.

On September 24, 2018, Astronaut and former ISS Commander Terry Virts will present “View From Above” at the Peace Center in Greenville, including a live discussion about the videos and photos he took from the ISS. Hope to see you there!

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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.


Ram White, President

Tom Wehrman, Program Coordinator

Bill West, Treasurer

Stan Smith, Outreach  & Website

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