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We welcome anyone interested in astronomy

Membership in CAS is open to anyone interested in serving. Membership entitles you to attend, and be involved with, the monthly general meetings, as well as, special club events, observing sessions, and star parties, at our Dark Sky Observing Site. Annual events, and monthly meeting reminder postcards with current happenings are mailed to all Members.

Besides "Regular Membership," CAS has available "Household Memberships" for two adults from the same address, "Junior Memberships" for those under 18, or are college students, as well as "Sponsoring Memberships" for those wishing to help support the Society (a portion of which may be tax-deductible.)

If you are interested in becoming a member please use the online form at Join Us, or if you have any questions please email us at info@coconinoastro.org.

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Scorpius at Sunset Crater
© 2015 Klaus Brasch



Horse Head and Flame Nebulae
© 2014 Russ Ruggles



First Quarter
© 2015 Ernie Webb



M42 and NGC 1977
© 2015 Kwang Lee



Trifid Nebula
© 2015 Eric Marlatt







Messier 45 - February 2014
© 2014 Russ Ruggles





Luna - July 21, 2015
© 2015 Padraig Houlahan




Markarian's Chain subgroup

© 2015 Mike Stump



Dumbell Nebula
© 2015 Russ Ruggles







The following was retrieved from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amateur_astronomy on April 10, 2016

Amateur astronomy

"Amateur astronomy is a hobby whose participants enjoy watching the sky, and the abundance of objects found in it with the unaided eye, binoculars, or telescopes. Even though scientific research is not their main goal, many amateur astronomers make a contribution to astronomy by monitoring variable stars, tracking asteroids and discovering transient objects, such as comets and novae.

The typical amateur astronomer is one who does not depend on the field of astronomy as a primary source of income or support, and does not have a professional degree or advanced academic training in the subject. Many amateurs are beginners or hobbyists, while others have a high degree of experience in astronomy and often assist and work alongside professional astronomers.

Amateur astronomy is usually associated with viewing the night sky when most celestial objects and events are visible, but sometimes amateur astronomers also operate during the day for events such as sunspots and solar eclipses. Amateur astronomers often look at the sky using nothing more than their eyes, but common tools for amateur astronomy include portable telescopes and binoculars.

People have studied the sky throughout history in an amateur framework, without any formal method of funding. It is only within about the past century, however, that amateur astronomy has become an activity clearly distinguished from professional astronomy, and other related activities."

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