Club Programs Overview

Outreach Program

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 coordinated by Joe Khalaf.
Learn more about the Outreach Program.

Novice Program

Amateur astronomers do what they do because they want to do it, because they are interested in how the universe works. Most of us are not professional astronomers, and most of us have no formal training in astronomy. We all start somewhere, and we’re all novices at some level. To meet the needs of novice amateur astronomers the HAS has a novice presentation once a month at 7 pm before the general meeting, which meets at 8 pm. The program is coordinated by Debbie Moran.
Learn more about the Novice Program.

HAS Texas 45 Observing Program

Are you interested in developing skills in observational astronomy? Want to see all kinds of objects throughout the year? Try our home-grown observing program called the HAS Texas 45. It’s designed to feature objects we’re lucky enough to see from our Observatory and Dark Site near Columbus. Observers who successfully complete the observing program will be presented both a pin and a certificate of completion at the HAS General Membership Meeting.The program is coordinated by Rene Gedaly.
Learn more about the HAS Texas 45 Observing Program.

Telescope Loaner Program (Available to Members Only)

One benefit of membership in the Houston Astronomical Society is access to the variety of telescopes that are part of the HAS Loaner Scope Program. This program allows members who don't own or have access to a telescope to borrow one for touring the night sky. The program is coordinated by Allen Wilkerson.
Learn more about the Loaner Telescope Program.

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