Total Eclipse 2017, Get Ready for the Thrill of a Lifetime!

February 05, 2016: Total Eclipse 2017, Get Ready for the Thrill of a Lifetime!

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
Light Pollution and the Backyard Astronomer
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Rene Gedaly, HAS President
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Topic: 
Total Eclipse 2017, Get Ready for the Thrill of a Lifetime!
General Meeting Speaker: 
Debbie Moran, HAS Director
About the General Meeting Presentation

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Come hear the tales of a total eclipse chaser. Learn why you want to see one in your lifetime and how to prepare for the 2017 total eclipse, the first visible in America for many years.

Deborah Moran has had a lifelong interest in astronomy. She grew up in Midland, Texas under beautiful skies until moving to Houston at the age of 12. She has been a member of the Houston Astronomical Society since 1980 and is currently in charge of education for new members and continues to be active in community outreach. She is also a frequent volunteer telescope operator at the George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park. She has combined her love of travel and astronomy by chasing total and annular solar eclipses around the world and has seen ten totals and four annulars to date. She retired from the Houston Symphony violin section after 27 years in 2010.

At the Novice Meeting

Learn the basics of light pollution and what you can do to combat it as a backyard astronomer. Rene will also touch on what's being done to preserve the night sky at the Dark Site.

Parking and Directions (View Map)

Meetings are held in the Science & Research building at the University of Houston Main Campus. The novice meeting is in room 116, the general meeting is in room 117.

NOTE NEW PARKING INFORMATION: Parking is available in lot 15C. Refer to the Google Map below for directions. This parking is available from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on the Friday night of the HAS meeting.

This parking is free. If you get a notice from the UH campus police on the night of the meeting, call the UH Security office and let them know that this area has been made available on HAS meeting night by the Parking Department.


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