What We’ve Done – Some Highlights

In recognition of the work the observatory did in measuring the positions of main belt and near Earth asteroids, the Minor Planet Center (MPC) at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge  awarded the Werner Schmidt Observatory the observatory code I06.

CCAS has cooperative program with D-Y High School in which observatory staff members work with students in areas of astronomical studies.   In recent years, solar studies have drawn hundreds of students out to the observatory for class time viewing of solar flares – prominences and filaments –  as well as sunspots. And over the years, large numbers of Dennis-Yarmouth HS students have completed astronomy honors projects working with CCAS mentors.