Monthly Club Meetings

Join us at the University of Houston on the first Friday of each month!

HAS meetings feature a variety of speakers and topics of interest to the amateur astronomer. Each meeting consists of a Novice session at 7PM and General session at 8PM. At each general meeting, the program committee arranges for a speaker to talk on a topic of interest to the amateur astronomer. Some talks given over the last year include:

March 03, 2017: March Meeting: Inspiring Lifelong Learners

7:00PM. Novice Meeting:
8:00PM. General Meeting: HAS Seminar: Inspiring Lifelong Learners (Amy Jackson, Starry Sky Austin)

Amy Jackson

What draws people into wanting to learn astronomy? And, more importantly, what can we do to keep them learning? Amy will discuss her personal experience teaching astronomy informally to children and adults and her recently published children's book about the night sky.

Amy is the founder and director of Starry Sky Austin. Amy attended the University of Houston where she earned her Bachelor of Physics. There she learned about astronomy and helped to re-open the University of Houston observatory. After graduating from UH she attended Rice University and graduated with a Master of Science Teaching degree and her Texas Teaching Certificate in Science grades 4-8. She taught at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, in private and public schools. A mother of 3, Amy has years of experience teaching and working with the public. She has spent the past decade following her passion by inspiring Austin and the surrounding communities with hands-on astronomy classes and has recently published a children's book about the night sky. She is also currently employed as an astronomy educator at Travis County Milton Reimers Ranch Observatory.

April 07, 2017: The Byurakan Observatory of Armenia

7:00PM. Novice Meeting:
8:00PM. General Meeting: The Byurakan Observatory of Armenia (Larry Mitchell)

May 05, 2017: The Murray J Frank Planetarium

7:00PM. Novice Meeting:
8:00PM. General Meeting: The Murray J Frank Planetarium (Sharon Rigsby, Director of the Murray J Frank Planetarium)

November 03, 2017: Space Radiation 101

7:00PM. Novice Meeting:
8:00PM. General Meeting: Space Radiation 101 (Dr. Beard)

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