Category Archives: Meeting Announcements

April 14th, 2018 – Getting Light from the Night

Society Member Isaac Cruz

Please join us for this month’s special guest speaker! Astrophotographer Isaac Cruz presents “Getting Light from the Night”.

This presentation will introduce the concept of histograms as a tool for image analysis and image processing.  We will demonstrate how to process a raw astronomical image using PixInsight, a dedicated image processing program.  To expedite the processing we will follow an abbreviated workflow that will illustrate the basic steps to be followed to successfully process a variety of astronomical images.

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Coffee and Donuts will be provided.  We hope to see you there!!!

March 10th, 2018 – Deep Sky Imaging Primer

Astrophotographer Ted Saker

Are you interested in imaging Deep Sky objects like nebula and galaxies but are struggling with where to begin? Do you have questions about gear, equipment and software? Join us for Astrophotographer Ted Saker’s presentation as he reviews best practices and techniques he has acquired over the years to help you achieve optimal results! Refreshments and donuts will be available!

As with all CAS meetings, no tickets are required to attend.

February 10th, 2018 – Field Trip Through the Solar System: Mercury to Pluto

Please join us at 8:00pm, February 10th, 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.