April Novice Presentation - via Zoom

April 01, 2021, 7:00PM: April Novice Presentation - via Zoom

The HAS Texas 45 Progression

Speaker: Rene Gedaly

Visual astronomy is all about knowing where to look, when to look, and how to look. The purpose of visual observing lists is to tell you what to look at, too. That's what the HAS Texas 45 observing program is all about. But wait, there's more. The program has been improved with field notes to give you, the beginning observer, better access to the easier 30 objects on the 60-object list. The reorganized program is called the HAS Texas 45 Progression.

 In this novice presentation I'll cover the tips and tricks experienced amateurs use to approach observing successfully, whether working the "45" or any other observing program. Want to take your skills to the next level and move from stargazer to visual observer? I thought so. Come learn how to develop these skills and learn the rules so that you, too, can earn a beautiful certificate, snazzy pin, and see your name in lights.

About Rene

An avid visual observer, Rene got hooked on astronomy in girlhood on a moonless, nighttime hike in the Maryland countryside. Turning off her flashlight, she looked up and discovered she could see the path forward by the light of the Milky Way alone. Since joining the Houston Astronomical Society in 2009, Rene has served on the board of directors in various positions including president. Rene currently chairs the membership committee, coordinates the Women's SIG, and is a trainer on the two visual telescopes housed in the HAS Observatory. Rene is the author of the HAS Texas 45 Observing Program. She still enjoys hiking by the light of the Milky Way—but now with her grab n go telescope. 


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: 


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 April 1st!

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