Clemson Area Amateur Astronomers
Our mission is to inform, educate and entertain by providing a varied and interesting program of activities for our membership and the communities we serve. Our projects include educational programs and presentations by guest speakers and our members, public star parties, field observation of various astronomical events and trips to observatories and other space science venues. If you are as interested in Astronomy as we are, we hope you will join us at one of our star parties, meetings, or lectures. If you would like to become a member please click HERE
September 2018 Sky Report: Connecting the Dots
(By Jim Feiste)
Fall is upon us. On September 22nd, we will have 12 hours of daylight, and 12 hours of darkness – the “Autumnal Equinox.” The earth’s tilt is carrying the sun south of the equator, giving us cooler, drier weather and longer nights – perfect for stargazing! This month offers all 8 planets, a comet, and a deep sky “connect the dots” activity. More…
CAAA Club News
There’s no meeting in September. Starting in October, members are encouraged to set up their telescopes, binoculars, or other astronomical equipment for public viewing at the library entrance on meeting nights. Check the website, group-email, and/or Facebook for upcoming details on this activity.
On September 24, 2018, Astronaut and former ISS Commander Terry Virts will present “View From Above” at the Peace Center in Greenville, including a live discussion about the videos and photos he took from the ISS. Hope to see you there!