August 2011

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January 07, 2011: The Schmidt Cassegrain... Tips and Tricks

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
Planning Your Observing Session
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Steve Goldberg, HAS Past President
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Speaker: 
Clayton Jeter
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.


Map to Parking

February 04, 2011: Astrophotography Simple and Easy

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
The Inferior Planets
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Justin McCollum, HAS Novice Chair, FBAC, NHAC, ASSET
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Speaker: 
Steve Grimsley
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.


Map to Parking

March 04, 2011: The Sun

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
Alien Worlds and Mysterious Planets
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Brian Cudnik, HAS Program Chair
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Speaker: 
Leonard Ferguson
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.


Map to Parking

April 01, 2011: Eyepieces

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
Celestial Coordinate Systems
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Justin McCollum, HAS Novice Chair, FBAC, NHAC, ASSET
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Speaker: 
Darrin Lewer
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.


Map to Parking

May 06, 2011: The Sun and Space Weather

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
December 21, 2012 (The End of the World): A Scientific Perspective
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Bill Leach, HAS President, past, NHAC
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Speaker: 
Stephen Bradshaw
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.


Map to Parking

June 10, 2011: Science Fair Awards and Texas Star Party Wrapup

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
The Spring and Summer Constellations
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Justin McCollum, HAS Novice Chair, FBAC, NHAC, ASSET
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Speaker: 
Richard Nugent, HAS Education Chair, IOTA and Steve Goldberg, HAS Past President
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.


Map to Parking

July 08, 2011: Mosquitoes, Knowing Your Enemy

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
How to Get Started with Variable Stars
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Bill Pellerin, HAS GuideStar Newsletter Editor
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Speaker: 
Bob Rogers, HAS Observatory Committee, Chairman, Mosquito Control
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.


Map to Parking

August 05, 2011: Developments on Jupiter in 2010-2011

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
How Good are Your Scope and Eyes? Observing Saturn and His Moons
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Bruce Pollard, NHAC President
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Topic: 
Developments on Jupiter in 2010-2011
General Meeting Speaker: 
Richard Schmude, ALPO
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.


Map to Parking

September 02, 2011: Gravitational Radiation from the Early Universe

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
How Good are Your Scope and Eyes? Observing Saturn and His Moons
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Bruce Pollard, NHAC President
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Topic: 
Gravitational Radiation from the Early Universe
General Meeting Speaker: 
David Garrison, University of Houston at Clear Lake
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.


Map to Parking

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The Houston Astronomical Society is actively working to engage the public in the joy of amateur astronomy by providing public outreach events in the Houston area. HAS members have been to schools, civic associations, park areas, and libraries with their telescopes and with their enthusiasm for astronomy to provide opportunities for the public to see and to learn about the sky. The program is currently coordinated by Joe Khalaf.

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