Mar 18

March 18th meeting at the Planetarium!

Great Quad Cities Astronomical Society meeting tonite! 27 in attendance. Held at the Augustana College John Deere Planetarium… and the club program was a private showing and demo of the new planetarium! One of the perks of membership!!!

Feb 20

Hawkeyes in Space

Hawkeye in Space! A joint field trip for the Quad Cities Astronomical Society and The Popular Astronomy Club.

Feb 19

Dr. Mitchell Attends AAS 2018

Dr. Mitchell documents his visit to the American Astronomical Society’s 2018 meeting. This video gives you an idea of what it’s like to be there. He also did a few interviews with presenters at the conference.

Aug 21

The Great American Eclipse!

Members of QCAS spread across the country to view the Great American Eclipse!   TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE NEWS BITS “Something wondrous to behold” A first-hand account of the Great American Eclipse of 2017 By Paul Levesque, ASC Public Affairs  I can’t remember when I first became aware of the Great American Eclipse of 2017, but as soon as I did, I knew that I had to see it. First, a little background: I am a public affairs specialist, currently employed as an Army civilian employee for the U.S. Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island, Illinois, where I’ve worked since 1986. I’m a native of Rhode Island, which is where I was on March 7, 1970, when the path of a total eclipse just missed my hometown of Tiverton. (This is the “total eclipse of the sun” referenced in the Carly Simon hit, You’re So Vain.) On May 10, 1994, a crystal-clear day, the path of an annular eclipse – an eclipse in which the moon’s shadow does not completely cover the sun – passed over the Quad Cities, where I live and where the Arsenal is located. The eerie effects I saw that day whetted my appetite for future eclipses, […]

Apr 23


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