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Founded in 1971, the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society strives to connect the people of central Arkansas with their universe by promoting amateur astronomy activities for its members and by providing information and programs to the general public. Membership offers monthly programs, special outings, and the opportunity to share this hobby with others. No one is under qualified for membership. Experience levels range from novice sky watchers to skilled observers. You can contact us at

Dec. 12 – Annual Meeting and Potluck

This is the event you’ve been waiting for, the CAAS Annual Meeting and Potluck where you get to sample other people’s culinary skills and show off your own.  Later as we relax with full bellies we’ll vote on the nominees for next year’s officers and other small business matters.  Meet at the home of Bruce McMath at 6 PM. This meeting is open to the public but there will be no presentation, just socializing and eating. For directions, contact Bruce or info at

Do not go to the River Ridge Observatory this time. See you at the RRO in January.

The following are the list of candidates for office:

  • Bruce McMath – President
  • Steve Block – VicePresident
  • Stephen Caldwell – Secretary
  • Jim Dixon – Treasurer
  • Carl Freyaldenhoven – Board Member
  • Jeff Robertson – Board Member
  • Chris Lasley – Board Member
  • Ed Swaim – Board Member

Nov. 14 – Regular Monthly Meeting at 6PM

CAAS Monthly MeetingJoin us Saturday the 14th for our monthly meeting and observing afterward if conditions permit. All meetings of the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society are open to the public.

Saturday we’ll look back on next year as Bruce McMath covers what’s up in the sky in 2016 and Darrell Heath recaps NASA’s 2016. Also on tap, Perry Norwood will do the Dead Astronomer of the Month – Carl Sagan. Remember that with the switch back to Standard Time our meeting will fall back to 6PM.

Supper bowl will be at 5PM. Price will be $5 each.

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Nov. 7 – Public Star Party at Woolly Hollow State Park