Join us Saturday August 9 at 7 PM for out next regular meeting. I know it is hard to believe that another month has come and gone with all of the activity that CAAS has been involved in but its true. We’ll try to have a cooler classroom this time around.
Besides the normal fun and frivolity, Rocky Togni will present:
Variable Stars and their Observation, Keys to our Cosmic Knowledge
Observing variable stars is one of the areas of Astronomy that any amateur astronomer can make a contribution to science. Armed with binoculars or a dob, many stars can be estimated. With more sophisticated equipment such as goto telescopes and CCD’s even more and better estimates can be made. We’ll talk about the history of variable observations and what it has meant to our knowledge of the Universe and also how to start your own Variable Observation Program or just observe some of the exciting variables.