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Founded in 1971, the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society is a member-owned, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting amateur astronomy and recreational sky watching in central Arkansas, as well as bringing the reality of the universe closer to the general public. The membership is diverse in every dimension, the one common element being a shared interest in astronomy and science.

Saturday July 15 Regular Monthly Meeting at 7 PM, Supper Bowl at 6

CAAS Monthly Meeting
Join us at 7 PM for our regular monthly meeting, 6 PM if you are going to join us for the SupperBowl.

There will be one or more presentations on tap.

If conditions allow, there will be observing afterward.

As always, meetings of the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society are open to the public.

Supper Bowl price will be $6 each.

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UPDATE: Monthly Meeting, 7 PM Saturday June 17 with Supper Bowl at 6 PM


CAAS Monthly Meeting
Join us at 7 PM, Saturday June 17, for our regular monthly meeting. If you’d like a bite to eat, come at 6 PM for Supper Bowl ($6 per person) and please RSVP using the button below so we know how many to expect.

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This month we will have a presentation by Dr. Miles Blanton from UALR and Dr. Jeff Robertson from Arkansas Tech University. UPDATE: Dr. Blanton’s talk will be rescheduled for a future meeting due to an unexpected obligation; we’ll look forward to hearing from him later this year. Dr. Robertson is still on tap for this meeting and we’ll also show an episode of BBC’s The Sky at Night, one of the longest running series in television history and always fascinating to watch.

If conditions allow there will be observing afterward.

As always, meetings of the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society are open to the public.

A Total Eclipse of the Heart(land): Exploring the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017

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See sun spots! See solar flares! Join us for an afternoon of learning about the sun, the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse, and how to view it safely from anywhere in Arkansas. We’ll be using special equipment for solar viewing to get a close up view of the sun throughout the event (weather permitting) and have a few special activities detailed below. We want to extend a special invitation to teachers who can receive free eclipse glasses for classroom use, while supplies last, for attending the 1pm – 2pm eclipse talks.

Event is open to the public. Teachers, please register at in order to receive the free eclipse glasses. Eclipse glasses will also be available for purchase.

12pm-1pm: Food trucks + solar viewing telescope exploration
1pm-2pm: Eclipse talks in the STEAM Lab. Teachers who attend can receive free eclipse glasses for classroom use while supplies last; please register!
2pm-3pm: Hands-on activities for families. Make your own pinhole solar viewer, create solar art.

Date: Saturday, 6/3/2017

Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Arkansas Innovation Hub, 201 E Broadway, North Little Rock, AR 72114