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.

Beginner's Page

Contained on this page are links designed to help those new to astronomy. Also consider any novice presentation on the "Presentations" page.


Things to consider when buying a telescope. This page shows the differences in the types of telescope and briefly describes the features of each.





The Evening Sky Map (PDF) is a 2-page monthly guide to the night sky suitable for all sky watchers including newcomers to Astronomy. It is free and downloadable. Click on the map above to get to the SkyMaps site.