Group Night - Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center Friday, March 9th, 7:00PM at McCormick Observatory
The Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center visits with 20 teenagers & 3 adults.
Group Night - Lorna Sundberg International Center Friday, March 23rd, 9:00PM at McCormick Observatory
The Lorna Sundberg International Center will be visiting the Observatory tonight with a group of 40 adults.
Group Night - Girl Scout Troop 797 Friday, March 30th, 9:00PM at McCormick Observatory
On March 30th the girls from Broadus Wood Elementary will visit the Observatory with 16 excited girls age 9 & 10, and 4 adults.
Presenter: Richard Drumm
April CAS meeting Wednesday, April 4th, 6:45PM at McCormick Observatory
The speaker for the April CAS meeting will be Chris Irwin!
Group Night - Smithsonian Student Travel Wednesday, April 11th, 8:00PM at McCormick Observatory
The Smithsonian Student Travel group will be visiting the Observatory tonight with about 31 students in 8th grade.
There is some question about the date here. It may be 39 students on the 15th...
Fan Mountain Open House Friday, April 13th, 6:00PM at Fan Mountain Observatory
The UVA Astronomy department will be hosting its :
Spring Open House at Fan Mountain Observatory.
Please bring your scopes, binoculars to this event and share views and your knowledge of the night sky with the public.
This event is organized through UVA. Due to the large interest in this event, UVA limits the number of people who can attend by issuing free admission tickets. Please see the following website for information on how to obtain these free tickets. Once the tickets are gone, that's it!
CAS loaner telescopes Sunday, May 13th, 12:00PM at Tri-county area...
This is a list of the telescopes that are currently loaned out to CAS members.
10" Avellone Dob - Larry Saunders
8" Dynamax SCT - Tom Ayers
8" Orange tube Celestron SCT - Paul Quenneville
4" Orion refractor with Ha Solar filter - Wes Epperly
CaK Solar Telescope - Steve Laymen
Meade ETX-90 - Tom Ayers
Celestron C-90 Maksutov - Bill Phillips
Virtual Sky (what's up right now) Tuesday, January 1st, 9:00AM at Charlottesville
Video clips of the moment... Monday, March 11th, 2:00PM at The intertoobz
Just checking to see if any of you all are watching...
Here is our February 2008 meeting, now on YouTube. You can link to it here as well:
and then see the 6 other segments that make up the whole meeting.
Here is a little skeptical goodness from the talented Tim Minchin:
This is a little country song that will set the science-based medicine record straight!
And if you need a little more to clue you in to the value of science in medicine, let Penn & Teller weigh in:
This should get your inner mandala out!
Here is something that Ed Preston calls to our attention: "Star Size Comparison"
Know anybody who thinks we never sent astronauts to the Moon? Show them this video clip and see what their reaction is: