Central Appalachian Astronomy Club








 Exploring the wonders of the universe! 

























About CAAC

The Central Appalachian Astronomy Club is a non-profit organization. Our goal is to promote amateur astronomy and share our experiences with others. We are partners in education with area schools and universities.    Membership is open to the public.  Meetings are held monthly at the home of our president Joe Gonzalez. This is also the location of our club's observatory. 

 Our Observatory

The observatory is a twenty foot Ash Dome and houses our 16 inch Meade LX200 telescope. Members are able to arrange viewing time on this amazing instrument. We can also show groups live images of objects using an electronic eyepiece to display on a large monitor.


Central Appalachian Astronomy Club

The next meeting for the Central Appalachian Astronomy Club will be held at the Insight Astronomy store, located at 419 South Virginia Ave. Bridgeport, WV on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 5:00. Following the meeting, we will be set up in the Parking lot for the International Observe the Moon Night. This is a public outreach event that encourages people around the world to learn about the topography and other aspects of the moon.  Everyone is invited come out and enjoy this free event.

Additional club information can be found on our Facebook  page - Central Appalachian Astronomy Club

Want to  JOIN CAAC click here

Check out our links page

 for many great astronomy related resource sites.

Green Bank Star Quest 

July 3 - July 6,  2024.

Our annual star party

Please check the website and the Facebook page frequently for additional info as it  becomes available to us. We hope to see you there!!!

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Call 304-265-5514 or 304-669-3555 with questions






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PO BOX 211                                                                                                        

Grafton, WV 26354-0211


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