Our current Treasurer, Jim Opalek, loves the public outreach our club
provides to the community. You will find him at our monthly public star
party educating attendees about the wonders of our universe.
A Brief History of the Cumberland Astronomical Society is available here. Our historian is currently updating this time line, so stay tuned!.
The Cumberland Astronomical
Society is a non-profit amateur organization, dedicated to advancing the
education of its members and the general public in the subjects of astronomy and
the related space and physical sciences. We aim to increase public awareness and
enjoyment of these sciences through extensive public outreach programs. Our membership is diverse - we are a group of astronomy enthusiasts from all
walks of life who share a common scientific interest. Some members are avid
astronomy buffs, others are just starting and have never looked through a
telescope. Whatever a member's experience or interests, all share a common
fascination for the mysteries of our universe and a willingness to exchange and
share the results of practical observational experience. Each meeting we try to
have one or more speakers to help bring us up to date on different topics in
astronomy. The public is welcome to attend the meetings of the Cumberland