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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

CAAS is hosting the Midsouth Region of the Astronomical League convention in late May this year. Click the button to the left for more information.

National Astronomy Day 4/25/2015

NA-Day 2015

Next Saturday, April 25th, is our National Astronomy Day event at Pinnacle Mountain. Our activities begin at 2pm outside the visitor center with safe solar viewing through a variety of telescopes. We will also be harnessing the Sun’s energy to roast marshmallows coated in chocolate powder (yum!). Water rockets and bubble blowing will be on tap for the late afternoon. Free goodies courtesy of the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium will also be available throughout the afternoon and evening.

Finally, capping off the day, there will be a star party from 8:30-10pm. All events are free and family friendly so c’mon out to celebrate all things astronomical!

Feel free to pass along this info to anyone else you know who might want to come out that day.


Regular Meeting Scheduled for April 11 at 7 PM

The April meeting of CAAS will be 7:00pm April 11 at River Ridge Observatory.  Stephen Caldwell will explain the RRO RRT (River Ridge Observatory Robotic Research Telescope).   Then Jeff Robertson will present “Observing Variable Stars with Automated Telescope”. Jeff and Bruce have done some outstanding work in this area bringing notoriety to our club and Observatory.   This is an exciting time for our Club with the Mid States Region Astronomical League (MSRAL) convention coming up in late May and a lot of activities between now and then.  Lots of opportunity to get involved if you like.  As always the meeting is free and open to all with an interest in astronomy, member or not.
Carl Freyaldenhoven is bringing his delicious Taco Soup for the supper bowl at 6:00 PM. Please use the RSVP button above to let us know you will be eating with us.
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The Star Party at Woolly Hollow State Park has been Cancelled

Due to weather, there will be no star party at Woolly Hollow State Park March 21ST.