Novice Presentation - Via Zoom

June 02, 2022, 7:00PM: Novice Presentation - Via Zoom

Total Eclipse 2024: Get Ready for the Great Texas Eclipse!

by Debbie Moran

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The “Great Texas Eclipse” is coming soon to a town near you! If you want to get one of the best seats for the show, the time to make your plans to view it is NOW!

If you have never observed a total solar eclipse, you missed the “Great American Eclipse” in 2017, or even if you are a seasoned eclipse observer, this presentation is for you. Novice Chairperson Debbie Moran will let you in on the secrets to planning a successful eclipse viewing expedition for the Great Texas Eclipse which will occur on April 8th 2024. She will even tell you how you can make a “practice run” about six months ahead of time and catch an annular eclipse in the process.

Debbie is a dedicated “eclipse chaser” and will share with you many of her learnings about how best to plan for and then observe one of Natures most awesome spectacles. 

Speaker Bio: Deborah Moran 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 has served in a number of capacities there, currently as Novice Chair in charge of programs for new members. She also participates in outreach programs and is a volunteer telescope operator at the George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park. She is the 2017 recipient of the International Dark-Sky association’s 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. For the past four years she has presented concerns about the choice of high glare white LED street lights in Houston to city officials and hopes that the Houston area will someday join other communities in moving to warm or soft white to amber LEDs which are recommended by the American Medical Association for their reduced glare and reduced disruption of day/night circadian function. 


Novice meetings will be held virtually via Zoom, and live streamed on the HAS Facebook page.

Please use the following link to register to participate via Zoom:

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 June 2nd!

Joe Khalaf


Houston Astronomical Society

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