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Welcome to the:

Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society (JSCAS) web site.

JSCAS is an association of amateur astronomers dedicated to the study and enjoyment of astronomy since 29 May 1967.

Welcome

Information

Calendar

Beginner's Page

Newsletter

Telescope Loaner Program

Gallery

Observing

SIG's

Expeditions

Links

Presentations

Contacts/Members

Past JSCAS Presentations

Past JSCAS Officers

As part of its mssion of public outreach, the Johnson Space Center Astronmical Society enjoys hosting "Star Parties" where the public has the opportunity to observe the heavens through members' telescopes. If your school or group would like to have our club host a Star Party please contact:

Chris Randal

Jim Wessel

David Haviland

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JSCAS appreciates the support of the Lunar & Planetary Institute and its affilaition with Universities Space Research Association (USRA). The LPI generously provides our meeting place.

Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX  77058
Location of the LPI


Club Officers

President/ - Aldora Louw - aldora@louw.org

Vice President - Doug Holland - sdholland777@yahoo.com

Historian - Chris Randall

Treasurer - We can't afford one!!!

Telescope Loaner Program Chair - Perry Scarborough - perryscar64@gmail.com

Educational Outreach Chair - Jim Wessel

Ron Sterlekar - Educational DVD Loaner Library Chair - Ron Sterlekar@dmn3.com

Star Party Chairman - David Haviland - starhopper457@gmail.com

Scientific Expeditions - Paul Maley - pdmaley@yahoo.com

Newsletter Editor - Connie Haviland - conniesstarscanaccount@gmail.com

Web Author/List Manager - David Haviland - staropper457@gmail.com

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CURRENT MOON

Need a custom embroided JSCAS Club Shirt?

(Restriced to Club members only)

Contact Connie at: conniescreativedesign@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Becky Ramotowski's wonderful picture at Ft. McKavett

Below: Doug Holland's recent image of Ngc7380

And... NGC 281

 

And using a "Barndoor Tracker", this

The Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society is dedicated to the acquisition and dissemination of information pertaining to the science of Astronomy.  Our goal is not only to serve our members, but the general public as well. We have no dues, no by-laws, we just talk about astronomy and we are living proof that you can get something of value for free!

South East Houston Astronomy Club
  For information about the JSCAS list server click here.  

To contact JSCAS click here.

The NEXT JSCAS meeting will be Dec 9th, at the LPI. This will be DIY Astronomy. Bring your scope, your questions, and if clear, hopefully we'll do some observing. There will be NO massive door prize giveaway and no food.

Our meetings are held on the 2nd Friday, each month, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the USRA bldg. (3600 Bay Area Blvd. at Middlebrook Dr.)

Membership to the JSCAS is open to anyone wishing to learn about astronomy. There are no dues, no-by laws -- you simply show up to our meetings.

 

Click here for PDF information about JSCAS new DVD Video Library!!!

Eyes on the Sky DIY Astronomy

David's Phone Ap Presentation

 

Family Space Days at the LPI:  Our meeting benfactor is is located at Universities Space Research Association, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX 77058. A map of the region and the LPI location is available for download. For information about the LPI email .Spaceday@lpi.usra.edu or call 281-486-2160.

 

Headlines in Astronomy and Spaceflight

'Epidemic level' of laser attacks directed at planes and seemingly football players'

Original story: Laser pointers.

New story: From Laser Pointer Safety website

 

From Moon-Connection

From Heavens-Above

Images from Paul Maley, who just got back from another successful eclipse trip to Africa. This is the eclipse team at our center line site located at the small village of Iyai, Tanzania on Sept 1.

Here is the image he took of central eclipse.