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.

South East Houston Astronomy Club

We are looking for some good speakers to present to our Club. If you are interested please contact us at

infojscas@gmail.com

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2019

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January 4th - Haak Winery - No observable moon. Sunset 17:36, Twilight 18:02. DSO Night!

January 11th - Charles Phillips, JSC - "Satellite Tracking From the Gulf Coast - Why and How"

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February 8th - Justin McCollum, HAS - "The Icy Giants: Uranus & Neptune"

February 16th - Sky Quest event at the LPI, 7pm - 9pm.

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March 8th - Cancelled per the club's trip to Fort McKavett.

March 7th - 9th - Club's Trip to Fort McKavett

March 15th - Haak Winery - First Quarter Moon, 64%. Sunset 19:30 and Twilight 19:54.

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April 12th - Marc Fries - "Meteor Showers and Their Effects on Solar System Bodies"

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May 10th - Dr. Conrad Wells, JSC - "Segmented space telescopes: coronographic imaging of earth like planets."

May 11th - Sky Quest event at the LPI - Solar Event, 10am to 12pm.

May 17th - Haak Winery - Full Moon 98%. Sunset 20:08 and Twilight 20:34.

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June 11th - 9 to 10 PM. Clear Lake City Library - County Freeman Branch Library, 16616 Diana Lane Houston TX 77062. First Quarter Moon, 67.8% Lit. Sunset 8:21 and Twilight 8:49.

June 14th - Rodney Rocha - "The Gravitas of Gravitation"

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July 5th - Haak Winery - Waxing cresent Moon at 11.5%, Sunset 20:25, twilight 20:52

July 9th - 9 to 10 PM, Evelyn Meador Branch Library 2400 North Meyer Road Seabrook TX 77586 First Quarter Moon, 64.3% Lit. Sunset 8:25 and Twilight 8:52.

July 12th - Jimmy Newland - "Finding the distance to a globular cluster using short period variable stars: an amateurs guide"

July 29th - 9 to 10 PM, 9 to 10 PM, Parker Williams Branch Library (a Harris County Public Library) 10851 Scarsdale Blvd. Ste. 510 Houston, TX 77089. No Moon available this night.

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August 9th - Dr. Walter Kiefer, LPI - "Apollo 11 at 50: The Legacy of “One Small Step"

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September 6th - Haak Winery - First Quarter 56% Moon, sunset at 19:38, and Twilight at 20:02.

September 13th - Brad Thomas, FBAC - "Microcomputers and the Portable Observatory."

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October 4th - All Clubs Meeting. Dr. Walt Keifer “Apollo 11 at 50: The Legacy of ‘One Small Step“

October 5th - Astronomy Day at the Insperity Observatory

October 11th - Dr. David Kring, LPI, "Earth’s Oldest Rock on the Moon?"

October 24th - 26th - Fort McKavett

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November 2nd - League City - Astronomy in the Park

November 8th - David Haviland - "A Primer of the Moon, & My Ongoing Travels in Lunar Photography."

November 15th - Haak Winery - Waxing Gibbous 89% Moon, Sunset 17:26, with Twilight at 17:51.

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December 7th - League City - Astronomy in the Park

December 13th - Dr. Aurore Hutzler - LPI - "Exploring Space through Sample Return Missions: How, Where, and What Do We Do with the Rocks?"

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2020

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January - Dr. Louise Prockter, Director - LPI (Tentative)

February -

March 26th - 28th - Fort McKavett (Tentative)

April -

May -

June - Leonard Ferguson, FBAC, - TBA

July -

August -

September -

October 15th - 17th - Fort McKavett (Tentative)

November -

December -

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2023

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October 23rd - Annular Eclipse in Texas

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2024

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April 8th - Total Eclipse in Texas