The Columbus Astronomical Society has decided to cancel the January Meeting due to snowy conditions. Also, because of the piled-up snow at Perkins Observatory parking lot, and the potential for icy conditions driving up to the observatory, the parking will be limited or unavailable.
We apologize for any convenience. We are working to reschedule this month’s speaker for another meeting.
CANCELLED due to snowy conditions and limited available parking at Perkins Observatory. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please join us at 8:00pm, January 13th, 2018 at Perkins Observatory for a presentation by James St. John from the Ohio State University at Newark Geology Department. James will discuss the geology and features of all the planets and major moons or our Solar System. Plus hints of some major changes in the configuration of our Solar System. You will not want to miss it!
Refreshments will be provided and if it is clear, please feel free to bring a telescope or binoculars to observe with afterwards.
This weekend, CAS will be doing an informal observing gathering of members and guests at Perkins Observatory. Solar observing starts at 6pm until meeting start time at 8pm. We will have a short membership meeting from 8 to 9pm where some members will share some stories of their eclipse experience. Afterwards, around 9pm, we will be doing night observing.
If you are a new member, and need some telescope assistance or tune-up, please bring your equipment and we can help you get it working.
Instead of donuts, CAS will be ordering pizza around 7pm!
10TV and the Columbus Metro Parks hosts an annual event called the Outdoor Adventure. CAS attended as an exhibiter and shared views of our closest star, the Sun, and passed out free NASA posters to guests of the event. CAS members enjoyed sharing information about the upcoming eclipse and talked about how our sun works.
CAS wishes to thank 10TV and the Metro Parks for hosting the event. Our volunteers for sharing views and knowledge of the Sun. And of course the Metro Park Rangers and staff for keeping everything running smoothly and safe throughout the event. It was a great event and fun was had by all. We look forward to next year!
It is that time again for our annual picnic August 12th, 2017. Please bring your favorite dish to share. CAS will be providing City BBQ and drinks. If the weather is fair, we will be doing some solar observing. Some may even be staying late to do some observing in the evening.
Setup begins at 4pm. The picnic starts at 6pm. And of course, our annual group photo!!