So an Anasazi Indian, a Pre-Renaissance painter and Van Gogh walk into a bar…
They talk about painting, techniques and materials. But they also talk about astronomy–the stars and planets, the phenomena that influenced them.Join us for “Astronomy in Art” on Saturday November 8. CAAS member Stephen Caldwell will take us on a journey of art and astronomy, from rock paintings and frescos to more modern works.
In addition Steve Block will present a program on an under appreciated, vain queen. Cassiopeia with the Milky Way passing through her, contains many interesting deep sky and stellar objects. Great for Binoculars. One of the original 48 constellations presented by Ptolemy, she graces our northern sky every night of the year with her easily recognizable W shape.
With daylight savings time over we are moving to our winter schedule, Supper Bowl at 5:00 pm will feature Beef Stew and Fiesta Chicken. Proceeds from these meals are actually paying our mortgage on many improvements still being made at River Ridge Observatory. Preregister to help us determine quantities, but usually there is enough for the few who decide to attend late.
The Moon will be a few days past full so if weather permits we should have some time to observe before it rises. If you need directions, contact us at info at caasastro.org