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"The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible."

– Albert Einstein

Young Observer at C16

A young observer peers through the CAA's vintage Celestron 16 telescope.

PUBLIC EVENTS

The CAA hosts at least 12 Saturday Public Observing events featuring a guest speaker that is followed—weather permitting—by celestial viewings through telescopes at the facility. During viewing hours, society members will be available to answer questions and provide everyone with an opportunity to look through the Society's telescopes and those of our members.

This site will be updated through out the year as we assemble our speakers and events.

 

2018 Presentations

March 10, 7:30 p.m.

Prof. Steve Spangler

University of Iowa, Department of Physics and Astronomy

New Views of the Universe: Gravitational Waves and Neutron Star Mergers

 

April 14, 7:30 p.m.

TBA

May 5, 8:30 p.m.

TBA

June 2, 8:30 p.m.

TBA

June 30, 9:00 p.m.

TBA

July 14, 8:30 p.m.

TBA

August 4, 8:00 p.m.

TBA

August 18, 3:00 p.m. -- Solar Day

TBA

The Sun

September 1, 7:30 p.m.

TBA

September 29, 7:30 p.m.

TBA

October 20, 7:30 p.m.

TBA

Earth's Moon

International Observe the Moon Night

November 3, 7:30 p.m.

TBA

2018 Past Presentations

Public observing events are held in the Eastern Iowa Observatory and Learning Center at the Palisades-Dows Observatory and Preserve through a generous agreement with the Linn County Conservation Department. For directions, please visit our Map to Pal-Dows page or download a pdf version (276 kB.)

The Cedar Amateur Astronomers, Inc. is a participating member of Night Sky Network.