"This is our Universe, our museum of wonder and beauty, our cathedral."

– John Archibald Wheeler




Please check this page periodically for updated information on special topics and presentations as they become known.

Nov 2, 2017 - 7:00pm, EIOLC
Dec 7, 2017 - 7:00pm, St. Luke's Resource Center
Jan 4, 2018 - 7:00pm, St. Luke's Resource Center
Feb 1, 2018 - 7:00pm, St. Luke's Resource Center
Mar 1, 2018 - 7:00pm, St. Luke's Resource Center
Apr 5, 2018 - 7:00pm, EIOLC
May 3, 2018 - 7:00pm, EIOLC
Jun 7, 2018 - 7:00pm, EIOLC
Jul 5, 2018 - 7:00pm, EIOLC
Aug 2, 2018 - 7:00pm, EIOLC
Sep 6, 2018 - 7:00pm, EIOLC
Oct 4, 2018 - 7:00pm, EIOLC
Nov 1, 2018 - 7:00pm, EIOLC
Dec 6, 2018 - 7:00pm, St Luke's Resource Center (not confirmed)

The CAA holds monthly business meetings the first Thursday of each month at either the Resource Center of St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids or during the warmer months at the EIOLC at Palisades-Dows Observatory. The business meetings includes presentations and discussions of a variety of astronomy related subject matter that is relevant to current and upcoming events as well as discussion of club operations and business topics. Visitors who may be intersested in joining are welcome to attend.

Map to St. Luke's Resource Center

Resource Center

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Map to Palisades-Dows Observatory

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From the Cedar Rapids metro area and points north of the Coralville Lake, Ivanhoe Road can be reached from Highway 27 (Interstate 380) and Highway 30. From points near Mt Vernon and south of the Coralville Lake, such as Iowa City, Ivanhoe Road can be reached from Highway 1. Directions to the observatory are indicated by brown State Park signs at the entrances to Ivanhoe Road and near the observatory's driveway at 1365 Ivanhoe Road.

Watch out for deer! The area around the observatory is heavily wooded and populated with wildlife.