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Welcome to Houston Astronomical Society

Fostering the science and art of astronomy through programs that serve our membership and the community. Founded in 1955, Houston Astronomical Society is an active community of enthusiastic amateur and professional astronomers with over 70 years of history in the Houston area. Through education and outreach, our programs promote science literacy and astronomy awareness. We meet via Zoom the first Friday of each month for the General Membership Meeting and the first Thursday of the month for the Novice Meeting. Membership has a variety of benefits, including access to a secure dark site west of Houston, special interest groups that focus on particular areas of astronomy, an active community outreach program, and much more. Joining is simple.

Want to know what's up in the Winter sky?

See what Chris Morisette has to say.

 

The Winter Sky"

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By: Chris Morisette

Winter offers many wonderful celestial objects for viewing.  In “The Winter Sky” Chris Morisette will discuss methods for navigating the night sky using Orion as a signpost, will review several terrific objects available for viewing this time of year, and will provide tips on cold weather preparation.

Hear the whole presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHOh8I-3BJQ

Watch for T Cor Bor

At the last Houston Astronomical Society meeting, Walt Cooney talked about Recurrent Novae, specifically T Cor Bor.

 

" Recurrent Novae (Especially T Cor Bor)”

 

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By Walt Cooney

Throughout history, the discovery of “new” stars (nova stella) has been recorded. They were not understood to be stellar explosions until recent centuries. Yet in all of human history, only ten novae in our galaxy have been discovered to be recurring novae, which actually explode more than once.  

Listen to the meeting lecture here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnnWR7NhGls&t=21s

Watch the December 2023 Novice presentation on the HAS YouTube channel

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Did you miss the December 2023 Novice presentation because it was on November 30th? Not to worry. You can always catch up with past presentations from the HAS YouTube channel. Justin McCollum’s presentation is here. And to learn a little more about Justin, aka Professor Comet, take a look here.

Experience the Joys of Outreach on the HAS YouTube channel