The 2022 Annual Picnic is Cancelled due to Weather
See you at the dark site soon when the weather improves!
••• Picnic ••• Swap Meet ••• Workshops ••• Star Party ••• It's not a party without you! This is the annual picnic and star party for HAS members and their guests. Check your email for your invitation sent via SignUpGenius, Subject: 2022 HAS Picnic & Star Party. —Rene Gedaly, Field Trip & Observing Chairperson
Saturday, November 19, 2022 ••• Gates open at 12 noon ••• Clear or cloudy ••• Dark site rules apply ••• Light windows at 10pm and 12am
CARAVAN: Watch your email for details about the caravan from Columbus to the dark site.
We have 140+ members and their guests confirmed already so get in your RSVP—we need a good count for food. Fingers crossed for a clear night, but we always have a great time regardless. See you there!
To Take Dark Site Orientation
- Log in to the website If you have a problem logging in and it’s within the yearly grace period for renewal, email [email protected].org. Otherwise, begin with the next step.
- Pay this year’s dues if you haven’t yet. You can use the PayPal button on each web page or mail a check to Houston Astronomical Society, PO Box 131282, Spring, TX 77393
- Scroll down the Observatory page and press the big, blue START YOUR TRAINING button. The button and link appear only if you’re logged into the website and need to take the yearly online orientation class.
- Email [email protected] that you passed orientation so he can email you back the next steps to take to get the map to the dark site, gate code into the site, and the Wi-Fi password. See you at the HAS Dark Site!
It’s an easy quiz and you get three chances to pass with an 80+. The orientation is not an astronomy quiz, it’s just a quiz to ensure you know where things are located, where to park, what time the light windows are during which you can drive your vehicle off the field, etc.