Contact Us

Posts by Month


Club News

Annual Meeting and Potluck Saturday December 13

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. For directions, contact Bruce or info at

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

CANCELLED — Free Public Star Party at Woolly Hollow State Park on November 22nd

Cancelled due to Weather

Join CAAS on November 22nd on the beach at Woolly Hollow State Park for a free public star party. We CAASiopeians will set up scopes by the lake from 7 PM to 10 PM to Cancshare our passion for the night sky with you! Bring your kids, if you don’t have any, bring your parents, but be there.


Next Monthly Meeting November 8 at 6PM

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