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CAAC Regular Monthly Meeting

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APRIL MEETING April 27, 2019

 

 This event serves as our April Club Meeting

Annual Astronomy Day Event :  Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Central Appalachian Astronomy Club will be holding its annual Astronomy Day Event on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

at the Gaston Caperton Center,  Clarksburg Campus of Fairmont State University, 501 West Main Street, downtown Clarksburg, WV. 

We have a great event planned this year! This is a FREE event, and all ages are welcome.

We will have telescopes on display for you to look through,  exciting children’s activities,  and  astronomy related presentations by local experts.
Club members will be on hand to demonstrate the telescopes and answer questions.   If you need assistance with your own telescope, you are welcome to bring it and a club member will help you with it. Children’s activities will begin at 10:30, and will be led by Solar System Ambassadors, trained volunteers whose purpose is to communicate the science and excitement of NASA’s space exploration missions and discoveries, to the people in local communities. We have three speakers scheduled for the day:(1) Nathan Tehrani  (Guidance and Control Engineer, NASA IV&V) Topic:  WFIRST: A Big Window on the Universe; (2) Mark Suder (NASA IV&V ) Topic:  Simulation - to -Flight 1 (STF-1) - West Virginia's First Spacecraft is NOW in Space!; and (3)  John Taylor, CAAC Vice President  Topic:  The History of Astronomy

 

 

Next meeting MAY 18, 2019

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Green Bank Star Quest XVI

Our 16th annual astronomy "Star Party" and conference will be held  , June 26-29th, 2019 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.