Join CAAS and our friends at Pinnacle Mountain State Park for a free star party. Weather permitting, we’ll set up telescopes at the Visitor Center and show your universe.
Discover astronomy with members of the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society. Clouds permitting, the evening’s telescopic sights typically will include Saturn, the Moon, and other celestial objects depending upon what is in the sky at a given time. This is an excellent family-friendly activity for all ages to experience!
Location: Pinnacle Mountain State Park, 11901 Pinnacle Valley Rd, Roland, AR 72135
Join us at the Pinnacle Mountain Visitor Center at 7 PM Saturday August 26 for a combined regular monthly meeting and Star Party afterwards. Instead of our usual Supper Bowl we’ll have light snacks starting around 6:30 until they are gone. Lots to see and do so bring your friends and family!
Setup and snacks
Monthly Club Meeting
- Eclipse Show & Tell: share your favorite moments from the 2017 Eclipse and if you have some photos bring them on a USB drive (or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand) and we’ll share those
- Constellation of the Month presented by Jim Dixon
CAAS Astronomy Art & Writing Contest
Open to all ages. Perry Norwood and Gretchen Cobb will host this unique creative program. The best entries (judged by CAAS members) will receive a small (very small) award! Art and writing supplies will be provided. Create a mini masterpiece based on something you observe at the Star Party, or write a short piece related to something you’ve observed or another Astronomy-related topic. We’ll have a few art and writing topics available to help you get started if you need inspiration!
Star Party (weather permitting)
As always, meetings of the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society are open to the public.