"Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive."

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry




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

Jan 2 –  IBEW Local 405 hall, Cedar Rapids

Feb 6 –  IBEW Local 405 hall, Cedar Rapids

Mar 5 –  IBEW Local 405 hall, Cedar Rapids

Apr 2 –  Virtual online meeting

May 7 –  Virtual online meeting

Jun 4 –  Virtual online meeting

Jul 2 –  Virtual online meeting

Aug 6 –  Virtual online meeting

Sep 3 –  Virtual online meeting

Oct 1 –  Virtual online meeting

Nov 5 –  Virtual online meeting

Dec 3 –  Virtual online meeting : Election of Officers and Annual Pot Luck dinner


The CAA holds monthly business meetings starting at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted on the first Thursday of each month. Meetings are at either the IBEW Local 405 Hall in Cedar Rapids, the St. Luke's Resource Center or, during the warmer months, at the EIOLC at Palisades-Dows Observatory. 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.

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.