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 Good Hope Observatory on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 6:30 pm. We will have a covered dish dinner followed by the meeting. Please bring a dish to share.  This event is open to members and their guests. Anyone considering  joining our club is also welcome to attend.

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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Grafton, WV 26354-0211


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