Cumberland Astronomy Club


Club Information

All meetings and events are open to the public, unless otherwise posted. To contact the club for more information:

2023-24 Club Officers

President/Astronomical League Coordinator

Steve Vincent


Michelle Nilssen


David Burcaw


Kathy Sanner

Meeting Information

Next Meeting:

April 19, 2024

7:30 PM

Frostburg State University

Gira Center, Rm 156, on the same level as the Planetarium

Agenda / Topic

See Double (Stars) with Binocs

A talk about the Astronomical League’s

Binocular Double Star Observing Program

A pre-recorded presentation by the coordinator for the Observing Program

Location Details:

Signs at the Planetarium will direct you to Room 156

PDF Campus Map with notes for parking and walking to the building

Please, only attend if you are feeling well and you are comfortable attending


Future Meetings:

May 17, 2024

Agenda / Topic

Spring and Summer Binocular Targets

Joe Fazio, CAC Member

Link here

Click Here to link to Poster of UpComing Topics and Dates


Club meetings are open to the public.

Fun Stuff:

click here to link to: Great American Eclipse April 8, 2024

click here to link to: Time and Date info on Total Solar Eclipse

A web page on three topics:

(1) last years Annular Solar Eclipse

and this years

(2) Lunar Occultation of Venus

(3) Total Solar Eclipse

by club member Nicole Sharp click here to link to: Chasing a Syzygy:

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks visible now in Andromeda with binoculars and telescopes

Potentially visible to the naked eye during early April. With its closest approach occurring just a few days before a the above mentioned Total Solar Eclipse

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks looking NW (304°, elevation 09°) on March

12, 2024, 9:30PM EDT by club member Craig Coleman

An unprocessed picture, simulating what you can see in a telescope with about 50x

Then a picture that is a stacked image with a 20 minute exposure

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Upcoming Events:


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Check for

FSU Public Show Schedule

After the Science Saturday Planetarium Show the club sometimes will assist with pointing out features in the night sky and with viewing with some of the university’s telescopes, weather permitting.

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Click here to view Archived Page.