National Astronomy Day, May 18, 2024

May 18 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. It’s all free and all family fun. Come out and explore your cosmos!
 

Bubbles

Star gazing

Presentations

Star gazing

Stomp rockets

Star gazing

Saturday May 11th – Regular Monthly Meeting at 7 PM – In Person and Zoom

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The May CAAS Meeting will be at 7:00 pm on May 11 at River Ridge Observatory.  Supper Bowl will be at 6:00 with grilled out burgers and dogs.  Sign up early  https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/2e68dfe2-e0e7-4253-a4d7-fe85c176dbcb

We will kick off our group event of earning Lunar Observing Program Awards.   The Moon and How to Observe It will be presented by Rocky Togni.  Don’t waste half your month waiting for dark skies.  The moon is a fascinating place to observe and the more you know the more interesting.

In addition Karl Schultz will give a short talk on sketching which is a valuable tool for really “seeing” objects.