Clemson Area Amateur Astronomers

The Universe From Here

CAAA Outreach Request - See the Stars

Have you ever ventured outside on a clear night, glanced skyward in amazement, and wondered just what you were viewing? Or perhaps you have a vague notion of the celestial heavens, but would like a more experienced guide. Or maybe all that’s desired is a closer look through a telescope. If any or all of these pertain to your club, group or class, the Clemson Area Astronomy Club is here to help.

Please be aware of the sunset time for the date you are interested in to ensure dark skies. Choose an evening during which the moon is near its first quarter. Scheduling a star party near a full moon is not recommended as the view through a telescope is literally blinding, and the brightness of the moon also hides many of the other interesting things to look at in the night sky. Check with our outreach coordinator (or google the moon phase) to help pick a suitable date. For 2018, we recommend looking at:  Jan 1-8, Jan 30-Feb 9, Mar 1-10, Apr 1-9, Apr 29-May 8, May 29-Jun 6, Jun 28-Jul 6, July 28-Aug 3, Aug 26-Sept 2, Sept 24-Oct 1, Oct24-31,Nov 22-29.

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Upcoming Events

  • New Moon

    June 3 @ 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 ...

  • June Meeting

    June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Central-Clemson Library

  • Jupiter at Opposition

    June 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

  • Full Moon

    June 17 @ 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...

  • June Solstice

    June 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    The June solstice occurs at 15:54 UTC. The North Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, wh...


Ram White, President

Tom Wehrman, Program Coordinator

Jim Feiste, Secretary

Bill West, Treasurer

Stan Smith, Outreach  & Website Coordinator

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