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


March 18, 2023 6:30 pm

The club plans to hold its next meeting this Saturday, March 18th at the Good Hope Observatory in Jane Lew at 6:30 pm. (Note later meeting time now that we are in Daylight Savings Time).

DUES ARE PAST DUE NOW! To keep your membership active, dues MUST BE PAID NO LATER THAN MARCH 31ST! Cash or checks made payable to CAAC are acceptable. $20 for individuals, $25 for families. If you can't make it to a meeting but want to keep your membership in good standing, checks may be mailed.

If you maintain your membership to work at Star Quest, dues may be paid upon your arrival at the Green Bank Observatory.

Please bring a covered dish to share for our potluck dinner, followed by our monthly meeting. John Taylor plans to give a talk on Saturn after the meeting.

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

Check out our links page

 for many great astronomy related resource sites.


Green Bank

Star Quest 

June 21 - June 24,  2023.

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

 Visit and like our Facebook page - Green Bank Star Quest

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






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