May 2020

Novice amateur astronomers wanted!

beyondPolaris.JPGAre you an “early novice” in astronomy? Join President Joe Khalaf as he leads us through Beyond Polaris, an Astronomical League observing program tailored for beginning beginners. The group will get together on Zoom once every two weeks or so to ask questions and keep each other accountable—like a book club. If you're interested, email Joe directly so he can get things ready.   

Joe’s targeting the evening of Thursday, May 28 for the first meeting so contact Joe soon. Not yet a member? Join now: https://astronomyhouston.org/join

Meeting announcements

President Joe Khalaf conducted the first General Meeting via Zoom of the stay-at-home order due to COVID-19 on May 1st. At the meeting, the membership voted to reschedule the first Friday July 3, 2020 meeting to July 10, 2020. The vote was conducted online in real time.

The next General Meeting is scheduled for June 5. All meetings going forward will be conducted via Zoom and/or Facebook until further notice. Joe also presented an update to the rules in place to keep us safe during this time.

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Clear skies at the VSIG

It was a great time discussing all things visual at the VSIG meeting. Participants discussed current observing projects and shared observing tips and tricks. If you are into visual astronomy, beginner to advanced, there’s room for you, too. Contact Ed Fraini to be added to the VSIG list, the Visual Special Interest Group.
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The group will continue meeting monthly via Zoom on the Monday following the monthly General Meeting. Dates may change when near new moon so check the schedule posted by VSIG Moderator Stephen Jones on the Upcoming Events calendar.

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