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Solar eclipses are astronomical events of awesome proportions. They are so awesome that some observers, after experiencing their first are inspired to travel the world in search of their next eclipse experience.

Texas is blessed to have two solar eclipses in the next 11 months. An annular eclipse takes place on October 14th, 2023, and a total eclipse on April 8th, 2024. If you have not yet experienced an eclipse, make sure you catch both by observing them as close to their center lines as possible!

HAS member Debbie Moran is a dedicated eclipse chaser. She will share with us some of her previous experiences, and how to plan your observation. She will also instruct us on what to expect during the eclipse, and how to best observe these truly fantastic phenomena.

Join us for what promises to be an exciting talk and learn what you need to know to observe and truly appreciate our upcoming Texas solar eclipses!

Speaker Bio: Deborah Moran is an avid “eclipse chaser” who has observed 15 total and 5 annular eclipses. She is also very lucky, having been clouded out on only 2 occasions!

Debbie has had a lifelong interest in astronomy since her childhood in Midland, TX where all the scenery is in the sky. She has been a long-time member of the Houston Astronomical Society and participates in HAS outreach programs and is a volunteer telescope operator at the George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park.

She is also a major advocate for responsible night lighting and in 2017 was recognized by International Dark-Sky Association with the Hoag-Robinson Award for education of government officials about outdoor lighting issues. In 2010, her Woodside neighborhood became the first one within Houston city limits allowed to install low glare fully shielded decorative streetlights.


This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. To attend, you must register for the meeting. You can do so using the link below. You will receive an email with the details of the meeting and a link that will allow you to join in.

You only need to register once!

Join us Friday, May 5th, 2023 at 7:00 pm CDST. See you then!