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Astronomy Day event

April 21, 2018

Free to the public, everyone welcome.

 
Come and explore the universe! 

Attend CAAC's annual Astronomy Day Event

Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a FREE event, and Great for all ages.

It will be held at the Gaston Caperton Center, Clarksburg Campus of Fairmont State University, 501 West Main Street, downtown Clarksburg. 

Telescopes On Display.  Our members let you look through their scopes and explain how to use them. Need help with your scope bring it along.  Our members help you out with it.

Presentations will be given throughout the day. First on the schedule at 11 a.m. will be Nathan Tehrani, NASA IV&V (Independent Verification and Validation), Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer, “Solar Probe Plus / Parker Solar Probe (APL Mission).  At 1 p.m., Mark Suder, NASA IV&V, Systems Engineer, TMC Technologies, “Simulation-to-Flight; West Virginia’s First Spacecraft”. At 3:00 p.m., D.J. Pisano, Associate Professor at WVU, Department of Physics and Astronomy, will be the speaker, topic to be announced. Also scheduled to be on hand is Pam Casto, a representative from NASA, running a digital star lab, an inflatable planetarium.

Children’s fun and educational activities will begin at 10:30, and will be led by Solar System Ambassadors, volunteers whose purpose is to communicate the science and excitement of NASA’s space exploration missions and discoveries to the people in local communities.

Want join our club: applications for membership will be available. For additional information, please check out the website: www.caacwv.com .  Sponsored by: Central Appalachian Astronomy Club and Dominion Resources.

 

CAAC Regular Monthly Meeting

No April meeting due to our ASTRONOMY DAY event: April 21, 2018


Next Regular club meeting is on May 12th, 2018.   At the Good Hope observatory, time 6:30 pm. Please note meeting time change!

A pot-luck dinner will be held prior to the meeting. Please bring a covered dish to share.

All members and anyone interested in joining are urged to attend.

 

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Green Bank Star Quest XV

July 11th - 14th, 2018

Our 15th annual OPTICAL and RADIO astronomy "Star Party" held at the  Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank, WV.  We have keynote speakers each night with presentations on the latest in optical & radio astronomy.   Featured "Keynote Presentation" Saturday night. Clinics and additional presentations held daily (indoors) on multiple subjects including Astrophotography. Solar and nighttime observing at your campsite. Campground has graveled roads, sanitary stations and a HOT shower facility (close by).  Featuring: a Large Raffle Drawing, Children's Activities, Cafeteria and Snack Bar,  and Vendors on site. The 4-day registration fee is just $100. Limited bunkhouse accommodations for additional fee. Website http://www.greenbankstarquest.org. Contact phone 304-669-3555.