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Monthly Meeting & Star Party at Pinnacle Mountain: 7 PM Saturday August 26

 

August 26 Star Party at Pinnacle Mountain
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!

6:30
Setup and snacks
7:00
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 njamescaas@gmail.com beforehand) and we’ll share those
  • Constellation of the Month presented by Jim Dixon

8:30-9:30
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!

8:30-10:30
Star Party (weather permitting)

As always, meetings of the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society are open to the public.

UPDATE: Monthly Meeting, 7 PM Saturday June 17 with Supper Bowl at 6 PM

 

CAAS Monthly Meeting
Join us at 7 PM, Saturday June 17, for our regular monthly meeting. If you’d like a bite to eat, come at 6 PM for Supper Bowl ($6 per person) and please RSVP using the button below so we know how many to expect.

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This month we will have a presentation by Dr. Miles Blanton from UALR and Dr. Jeff Robertson from Arkansas Tech University. UPDATE: Dr. Blanton’s talk will be rescheduled for a future meeting due to an unexpected obligation; we’ll look forward to hearing from him later this year. Dr. Robertson is still on tap for this meeting and we’ll also show an episode of BBC’s The Sky at Night, one of the longest running series in television history and always fascinating to watch.

If conditions allow there will be observing afterward.

As always, meetings of the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society are open to the public.

A Total Eclipse of the Heart(land): Exploring the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017

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See sun spots! See solar flares! Join us for an afternoon of learning about the sun, the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse, and how to view it safely from anywhere in Arkansas. We’ll be using special equipment for solar viewing to get a close up view of the sun throughout the event (weather permitting) and have a few special activities detailed below. We want to extend a special invitation to teachers who can receive free eclipse glasses for classroom use, while supplies last, for attending the 1pm – 2pm eclipse talks.

Event is open to the public. Teachers, please register at www.caasastro.org/eclipse-glasses/eclipse-registration/ in order to receive the free eclipse glasses. Eclipse glasses will also be available for purchase.

12pm-1pm: Food trucks + solar viewing telescope exploration
1pm-2pm: Eclipse talks in the STEAM Lab. Teachers who attend can receive free eclipse glasses for classroom use while supplies last; please register!
2pm-3pm: Hands-on activities for families. Make your own pinhole solar viewer, create solar art.

Date: Saturday, 6/3/2017

Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Arkansas Innovation Hub, 201 E Broadway, North Little Rock, AR 72114