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The CAS meeting for August will be on the 14th at the Cernan Earth and Space Center on the campus of Triton College in River Grove, IL at 7:00 P.M. (Click Here for location)
There will be pizza and telescope viewing after the meeting. The moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will be viewed with telescopes weather permitting
The speaker will be Daniel Troiani who is an advanced amateur astronomer and member of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers. Dan has been using and making telescopes for over 45 years. He is an experienced observer and has logged hundreds of hours observing the red planet.
The subject of the August CAS lecture will be the planet Mars. Danís lecture will cover the history of the probes that have been sent to Mars from Mariner to the current rovers that are actively sending back data. He will focus mainly on the most recent discoveries including that of liquid water under the surface. Dan will also discuss his observational techniques that he uses to see fine detail during the planets favorable oppositions.
The September meeting of the CAS will be on the 18th at the Cernan Earth and Space Center on the campus of Triton College in River Grove, IL at 7:00 PM. There will be pizza and telescope viewing after the meeting. The moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will be viewed with telescopes weather permitting. The speaker and subject for the September meeting have yet to be determined.
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CAS General Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on Fridays each month, usually at the Adler Planetarium or alternatively
at the Cernan Space Center of Triton College depending on availability
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Unless otherwise noted
General Membership Meetings
Are once a month. Please check the "Meeting Schedule"
for date, time, and location.
Usually at the ADLER PLANETARIUM
or alternatively at the CERNAN EARTH AND SPACE CENTER of Triton College
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One hour before the regular meeting
Open to all CAS members
Stargazing MeetupsWelcome! CAS Stargazing Meetups are open to the public, including scouting & school groups, and are free. Please check with CAS Facebook page and website to double-check the LOCATION of the meetings. We have a couple stargazing meet-ups each month in the spring, summer and fall. These are free. Feel free to bring a telescope or binoculars if you have them. The indoor portion of these meetings are rain or shine. Click here to see a listing of Stargazing Meetups.
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