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November 06, 2020, 7:00PM: HAS Annual Meeting

Details TBA

November 07, 2020, 5:00PM: Novice Lab at the Dark Site

Join us at the Dark Site for a hands-on course for learning to navigate the night sky. Make sure as always to bring your red flashlights and insect repellent (if warm) or warm clothing (if cold), but also be sure to bring a folding chair to sit in, and some paper and pen/pencil. Schedule of activities is as follows:

5:45-6:45 - detailed presentation on general sky mechanics plus a tour of the constellations.
6:45-7:15 - constellation sketching - we will all begin working on the AL's Constellation Hunter program together
7:15-9:30 - everyone will get the opportunity to locate various objects manually using my 10" dob.
The program concludes in time for anyone who wishes to leave at the 10 am light window. But of course, anyone is welcome to stay longer and observe.

Please RSVP to [email protected] (link sends e-mail) so that we know how many people will be there for the class.  Clear skies!

November 07, 2020, 6:30PM: Dob Shed Café - Show off your mask!

Got a mask? Join us at the Dob Shed Café for hot coffee, cocoa, tea, or cider. Covid-19 precautions will be strictly enforced including social distancing in line and masks covering mouth and nose. Bring your mask and a beverage travel cup or purchase supplies for a nominal fee. The Café is scheduled for each 3rd quarter moon Saturday during the 2020-2021 CST observing season. Be safe, everyone. 

ReneCovid.PNG
Rene Gedaly
HAS Membership
[email protected]

November 11, 2020, 7:30PM: VSIG Meeting via Zoom

Interested in visual observing?  Join the monthly Zoom meeting of the HAS Visual Special Interest Group (VSIG). Come to discuss your own observing projects, get advice from seasoned observers regarding visual observing, or just hang out and listen.  All knowledge and skill levels are welcome.  Zoom meeting info will be sent out via the VSIG email list server.  Just sent me an email at [email protected] to get on the list. Clear skies to you all!

-Stephen Jones – VSIG Moderator 

November 15, 2020, 1:00PM: CineSpace 2020

H.A.S. members have been supporters of the CineSpace event in the past, setting up telescopes at Discovery Green. That’s on hold during Covid-19, but you can still support CineSpace by purchasing a ticket to their virtual event.

CineSpace 2020

CineSpace is a short film competition and collaboration between NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Festival.  This screening highlights narrative and documentary short films inspired by the NASA archives and created from NASA archival footage. Prizes are awarded by Houstonian filmmaker Richard Linklater and will be announced at the screening. Watch clips of the short films here.  

Sunday, November 15, 1:00pm available for the duration of HCAF 2020 on the virtual platform 

December 05, 2020, 4:45PM: Novice Lab at the Dark Site

Join us at the Dark Site for a hands-on course for learning to navigate the night sky. Make sure as always to bring your red flashlights and insect repellent (if warm) or warm clothing (if cold), but also be sure to bring a folding chair to sit in, and some paper and pen/pencil. Schedule of activities is as follows:

5:30-6:30 - detailed presentation on general sky mechanics plus a tour of the constellations
6:30-7:00 - constellation sketching - we will all begin working on the AL's Constellation Hunter program together
7:00-9:30 - everyone will get the opportunity to locate various objects manually using my 10" dob.
The program concludes in time for anyone who wishes to leave at the 10 am light window. But of course, anyone is welcome to stay longer and observe.

Please RSVP to [email protected] (link sends e-mail) so that we know how many people will be there for the class.  Clear skies!

December 05, 2020, 6:00PM: Dob Shed Café - Show off your mask!

Got a mask? Join us at the Dob Shed Café for hot coffee, cocoa, tea, or cider. Covid-19 precautions will be strictly enforced including social distancing in line and masks covering mouth and nose. Bring your mask and a beverage travel cup or purchase supplies for a nominal fee. The Café is scheduled for each 3rd quarter moon Saturday during the 2020-2021 CST observing season. We can do this, y’all!

ReneCovid.PNG
Rene Gedaly
HAS Membership
[email protected]

December 09, 2020, 7:30PM: VSIG Meeting via Zoom

Interested in visual observing?  Join the monthly Zoom meeting of the HAS Visual Special Interest Group (VSIG). Come to discuss your own observing projects, get advice from seasoned observers regarding visual observing, or just hang out and listen.  All knowledge and skill levels are welcome.  Zoom meeting info will be sent out via the VSIG email list server.  Just sent me an email at [email protected] to get on the list. Clear skies to you all!

-Stephen Jones – VSIG Moderator 

January 02, 2021, 6:30PM: Dob Shed Café - Show off your mask!

Got a mask? Kick off the New Year right and join us at the Dob Shed Café for hot coffee, cocoa, tea, or cider. Covid-19 precautions will be strictly enforced including social distancing in line and masks covering mouth and nose. Bring your mask and a beverage travel cup or purchase supplies for a nominal fee. The Café is scheduled for each 3rd quarter moon Saturday during the 2020-2021 CST observing season. HAPPY NEW YEAR

ReneCovid.PNG
Rene Gedaly
HAS Membership
[email protected]

February 13, 2021, 6:30PM: Dob Shed Café - Show off your mask!

Got a mask? Join us at the Dob Shed Café for hot coffee, cocoa, tea, or cider. Covid-19 precautions will be strictly enforced including social distancing in line and masks covering mouth and nose. Bring your mask and a beverage travel cup or purchase supplies for a nominal fee. The Café is scheduled for each 3rd quarter moon Saturday during the 2020-2021 CST observing season.

Okay, it’s not really 3rd quarter moon this Saturday. Moonset is at 8:14 pm. Why not work on that Astronomical League Lunar I list and grab a hot beverage? This is our last night of the winter season for the Dob Shed Café. Stay tuned for what’s next.

ReneCovid.PNG
Rene Gedaly
HAS Membership
[email protected]

November 01, 2021, 12:00PM: 2021 Eldorado Star Party

As a service to our members, we are posting information about the major star parties held in the south central US.
Email [email protected] to post information about other star parties.

2021 Star Parties in the South Central US
Star Party Dates Nearest Town For more info: 
Texas Star Party tba Fort Davis, TX https://texasstarparty.org
UBarU tba Mountain Home, TX https://ubaru.org/home/starParty
Okie-Tex tba Kenton, OK http://www.okie-tex.com/
Eldorado Star Party November 1–6, 2021 Eldorado, TX https://eldoradostarparty.org/

 

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