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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

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:

Doug Holland

Jeff Stone

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/ - Doug Holland - sdholland777@yahoo.com

Vice President - Chris Wells

Historian - Chris Randall

Treasurer - We can't afford one!!!

Telescope Loaner Program Chair - Jeff Stone

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 - starhopper457@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 using a "Barndoor Tracker", this

Photograph of the eastern limb of the Moon showing Tycho. Phototaken with a QHY174M, CGE11, and processed the 20% best of 3000 frames using Autostakert 3, Registax6, and Photoshop CC.

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.

Join us for our next meeting will be on Friday Sept 13th - Brad Thomas, of FBAC - Will speak about "Microcomputers and the Portable Observatory."

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!!!

 

The Universites Space Research Association (LPI):  Our meeting benfactor is is located at Universities Space Research Association (LPI), 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

New email list, Google Group is now effective immediately.

Original story: Laser pointers.

New story: From Laser Pointer Safety website

 

From Moon-Connection

From Heavens-Above

 

 

 

Member Chris Well's photocollage of the Lunar eclipse that took place January 20th of 2019.

 

 

Doug Holland's collage of the eclipse on January 20th, 2019.