Astronomical Events

Listed below are some of the more interesting astronomical events of the year for the backyard observer. Events in bold have CAAS programming associated with them.  Underlined are links to additional information.  In either case, click the event to get more information. If you have questions please email

Jupiter opposition – April 9th

Lyrid Meteor Shower – April 22/23th (Sunday night)

Saturn Opposition – June 7th

Mars Opposition – July 27th

Perseids – Aug 12/13 (Sunday)

Leonids – Nov. 17/18th

Geminids – Dec 13/14th