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

  • 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...

  • New Moon

    August 1 @ 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 ...

  • August Meeting

    August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Central-Clemson Library

  • Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation

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

    The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 19.0 degrees from the Sun. This is the bes...

  • Perseids Meteor Shower

    August 12 @ 8:00 am - August 13 @ 5:00 pm

    The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at it...


Ram White, President

Tom Wehrman, Program Coordinator

Jim Feiste, Secretary

Bill West, Treasurer

Stan Smith, Outreach  & Website Coordinator

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