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Counterfeit Eclipse Glasses

If you bought two pairs of eclipse glasses in late July from a liquor store on Cantrell that resemble those pictured below, or bought any online via Amazon, you should examine the writing on the back side.  If they say they were manufactured by American Paper Optics BUT provide no address, they are suspect and may pose a safety risk.  CAAS can replace the two pair sold locally.  If you have these email these may not be the only suspect glasses out there.  The American Astronomical Society offers further advice on safe glasses here.


National Astronomy Day, April 29, 2017

Cloudy weather schedule update

April 29th is National Astronomy Day and the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society invites you to come out to Pinnacle Mountain State Park at the Visitor’s Center for an afternoon and evening of celebration! Starting at 2PM we will have activities for everyone to enjoy. If the weather is cloudy we will use a shorter schedule, 2PM – 8PM, shown below. It’s all free and all family fun. Come out and explore your cosmos!

2:00-3:00 Pinhole eclipse viewer making
3:00-3:30 LECTURE: Night Sky Observing 101
3:30-4:00 Solar System Talk: The Solar System in Perspective
4:00-4:30 LECTURE: The Great American Eclipse, August 21, 2017
5:00-6:00 BIG Bubbles and Water Rockets (outdoor weather permitting)
6:30-7:00 LECTURE: Night Sky Observing 101
7:00-7:30 LECTURE: Observing the Moon
7:30-8:00 LECTURE: Light Pollution