"At night astronomers agree."

–Matthew Prior




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

Jan 7 - Virtual online meeting

Feb 4 – Virtual online meeting

Mar 4 – Virtual online meeting

Apr 1 – Virtual online meeting

May 6 – Virtual online meeting

Jun 3 – EIOLC and Virtual online meeting

Jul 1 – EIOLC and Virtual online meeting

Aug 5 – EIOLC and Virtual online meeting

Sep 2 – EIOLC and Virtual online meeting

Oct 7 – EIOLC and Virtual online meeting

Nov 4 – EIOLC and Virtual online meeting

Dec 2 – EIOLC and Virtual online meeting : Election of Officers and Annual Pot Luck dinner

 at the Learning Center

The CAA holds monthly business meetings starting at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted on the first Thursday of each month. Meeting will be virtual online via Zoom until covid19 restrictions are lifted. Zoom logon information is included in the monthly Prime Focus editions. The business meetings include 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.

When inperson meetings resume they will be at the EIOLC at Palisades-Dows Observatory during warmer months or at a TBD location during cold weather.


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.