Novice Presentation Via Zoom

September 10, 2020, 7:00PM: Novice Presentation Via Zoom

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Tour of the HAS Dark Site and Observatory

with Joe Khalaf

Following on from his series of New Member Orientation Classes, HAS President Joe Khalaf will take us all on a Tour of the Houston Astronomical Society Dark Site.

The Houston Astronomical Society has many great amenities, but perhaps none are greater than its private dark site. Located approximately 75 miles west of downtown Houston, the HAS dark site is an 18 acre parcel of land that provides dark skies in a safe, comfortable environment for members and their guests. If you are a member and haven’t been to the HAS dark site yet, join us to learn about how to gain access to the dark site gate code and location, what some of the basic rules are, and where things are located at the dark site.

Speaker Bio: Joe Khalaf is serving in his first term as president of the Houston Astronomical Society. Prior to this year, Joe spent 4 years as the Education and Outreach co-chairperson for HAS, where he helped coordinate hundreds of outreach events for the club. Joe is the recipient of the 2017 Omega Centauri Award, which was given for his efforts to increase the public's awareness of astronomy.

To Register for Zoom Meeting: Since we're all practicing safe social distancing, we have decided to bring our speaker to you virtually through the Zoom online meeting platform! You must register for this presentation in order to attend. You may do so by using the link below: 

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoc-CoqDwtGdxgWnzejhFSkKgq_QBzGvI4

Please watch your email, as you should also receive an email inviting you attend. The email will include any up to date changes (if any) on meeting times etc. You may also register using the link in the email, however it is only necessary to register once.  

We'll have the online chat feature available to us during the talk, and once the presentation is over, we can open up the audio lines for more questions.  I'm excited that this we're able to get together in this fashion, and I hope you can join us then.  We hope to see you online with us on Thursday evening September 10th!

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