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CAS Unveils New Official logo

Columbus Astronomical Society Official Logo

The Columbus Astronomical Society would like to reveal our new official logo! Our logo represents several items of interest:

  • The constellations in the background show the sky around the constellation of Cassiopeia which is abbreviated as “CAS”.
  • The round logo represents looking through an eyepiece through a telescope and focusing on the State of Ohio.
  • The bottom of the state outline represents the dark foreground of trees and hills like what we see in the Hocking Hills. Our club has a long standing relationship with the Hocking Hills State Park.
  • The “star” in the middle represents Columbus, OH, our home. It also is the location, in reference to the background constellations, of the strong radio source of Cassiopeia A.
  • 1947 is the year of our founding.
  • And finally, the gradient color of the state represents the twilight sky: the transition between night and day.

CAS Participates in the Annual 10TV and Metro Parks Outdoor Adventure

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!

CAS Members pose for a picture at the event. (Photo Credit: Janet Dixon)
Perkins Observatory Director, Tom Burns, shares fun stories with CAS President Jason Hissong and Trustee Mike Henry (Photo Credit: Janet Dixon)
Society member Brad Hoehne shares how the Sun is structured to one of the attendees. (Photo Credit: Jason Hissong)
A family enjoys safe views of the sun. (Photo Credit: Jason Hissong)
Perkins Observatory Director, Tom Burns, explains how to use special solar eclipse glasses to a young guest. (Photo Credit: Jason Hissong)