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CAS Observing Sessions and Observing Sites

CAS observing is managed by members on a private email list. This mailing list allows them to quickly notify other list members if they are going observing that day or weekend.

Dave Frisk

CAS Official Observing Site

The use of Dave's observing site has been reduced. If you wish to use his site please RSVP him at dfrisk41@gmail.com.

Dave has created a wonderful observing site with telescope pads, picnic tables under a shady ramada, and his own observatory. Members are welcome at any time.

CAS members, Dave and Kristen Frisk, are the hosts at their two acre, fenced dark-sky site north of Williams, which has two well equipped roll-off roof observatories - as well as a warm room and two facilities for CAS members who wish to observe and then stay overnight.

Besides the above, there is an Observing Patio, a Work Shop, and ample parking, as well as a picnic area with six tables and two barbeques.

Below is a summary of what this unique observing location has to offer CAS members.

2nd Observatory
8’x9’ Roll Off Roof

Available for a guest telescope and mount.

Warm Room

10’x12’ warm room with sleeping loft for two. Has tables for charts (including charts), a TV, small library, etc.

“The Little House”

This is a 12’x20’ building with queen-size sleeping downstairs, kitchen facilities, a flush toilet, and a 50” TV. There is a double bed upstairs in the loft.

Large Observing Patio

The ample patio area is available for many members to set up their own telescopes. Electric is available.


Should something require fixing, the 24’x36’ shop area is well equipped.

Anderson Mesa
Directions to Anderson Mesa

CCC SSG - Dark Sky Observing Site

Location: Lat.: N35° 06.017’ / Long.: W111° 32.184’ / Elev.: 6925’

From the Lone Tree campus of Coconino Community College
Wupatki/Doney Mountain Lunch/View Area

Note that the Dony Picnic Area is in the Coconino National Forest and not the Wupatki National Monument.

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