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Astronomy education for the Cincinnati, Ohio area and beyond!
Astronomy education for the Cincinnati, Ohio area and beyond!

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Far beyond our own solar system are some of the most amazing objects in the Universe.

In the famous constellation of Orion, massive clouds of gas and dust many times larger than our solar system, are contracting under the pull of gravity. Under this immense pressure stars are being born. Not far away ( as seen from your backyard vantage point) another cloud of gas is racing outwards from a star that exploded.

Toss in several jewel like star clusters and a few galaxies far, far beyond our own Milky way.
These are some of the treasures found in deep space.
 
For our next installment of “CASKids”, CAS astronomers will help you explore the far reaches of our galaxy. Afterwards they will be on hand to answer all your spacey questions, show how telescopes work, and you’ll view the night sky through our big telescopes (weather permitting). (Presentation is held clear or cloudy.)
 
Have a telescope, big or small? Bring it along for expert help exploring the night sky. We invite families, students, teachers and scouts - anyone with a sense of wonder about our solar system, galaxy or the Universe.

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What is the sun made of? How far away is it? How does it compare with all the other stars we see in the night sky? Join us for a talk about our nearest star, the sun! Our program will consist of a short presentation (geared towards elementary school-aged kids) and some cool demonstrations of exothermic reactions! If it is clear out, we will SAFELY take a close look at the sun through some solar telescopes.

All kids and adults are most welcomed. No charge to attend, but we gladly accept donations!

Visit www.cinastro.org for more astronomy information and events!

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The hunt for other worlds around other stars has become one of the hottest research and discovery projects in modern astronomy. Leading the search is NASA’s Kepler mission. Stop by and listen to a talk by CAS President, Terry Endres, to learn more about the search for other Earths!

Every 2nd Saturday the Cincinnati Astronomical Society features area astronomers who bring you the Universe. We invite families, students, teachers and scouts - anyone with a sense of wonder about our solar system, galaxy or the Universe. Astronomers will be on hand to answer all your questions, learn how telescopes work, and you’ll view through CAS’s four large telescopes. (Presentation held clear or cloudy.)

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Our topic this month is the bright winter constellations and their mythology. We will have a short presentation aimed at elementary school-aged kids followed by a constellation-creating activity. 

If the skies are clear, we will have viewing through our 4 large telescopes and volunteers will be on-hand to answer astronomy questions. We hope for some great views of our solar system's largest planet, Jupiter! 

Members and the public re most welcomed. No charge to attend, but we gladly accept donations! 

Like to lend a hand? Volunteers are most appreciated! Be at the HQ a little before 7pm to get ready for the fun.

Visit www.cinastro.org for more astronomy information and events!

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CAS Member's Meeting

Hey comet lovers! CAS members are invited to see Basil Rowe talk about "sun-grazing comets" at 8:30pm on Friday evening. This is a busy year for comets, so come out and learn something new about these dirty snow balls of the solar system!

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Young Astronomer's Class

Comets, asteroids, and meteors are our topic at Friday's Young Astronomer's class. Join us at 5pm for some pizza and a presentation followed by a hands-on display of meteorites. We will also be keeping an eye on the near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA-14 passing by. If it is clear, there will be viewing through our telescopes of the moon, stars, and various deep sky objects.

You need not be a member. No reservations are required. The event is free, but we welcome donations!

For more information, please visit our website: www.cinastro.org

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The Cincy Magazine has an article in the February issue about the various astronomy outlets in the Cincinnati area. Check it out!

Young Astronomer's Class - Telescopes
Attention Young Astronomers!! The next installment of the Young Astronomer's Class will be this Friday, January 18th, starting at 5pm! The topic for this class is "Telescopes". We will have pizza as a few of our members provide interesting details about telescopes, and will be followed by some hands-on activities for all the kids to enjoy.

Friday January 18th at 5pm at the Cincinnati Astronomical Society Head Quarters: 5274 Zion Rd Cleves, OH 45002. (Across the street from the Mitchell Memorial Forest.)

If the weather is clear we'll head out back for some stargazing, so dress warmly!! :-)

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Young Astronomer's Class
ATTENTION YOUNG ASTRONOMERS!!
Our young astronomer's class is geared towards Elementary school-aged children (and their parents.)
We will start off with some pizza, then have a brief presentation to introduce some basic themes in astronomy. Once the sun sets we will head outside to see what stars and planets we can see with the naked eye. Of course everyone will also have the opportunity to look through one of our huge telescopes!
* If the skies are cloudy we will attempt remote viewing (via the web) or use planetarium-type software.
* Please dress to be outside for 30 minutes.

If planets, stars, telescopes, and lasers (yes, lasers!) sound fun to you, then be sure to join us for this new program! IT'S FREE!

December's class will focus on the planets!
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