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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2018

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January 12th Meeting - Dennis Webb, JSCAS, “Messier 51, things you might not know.”

January 31st, LPI, Sky Quest- small event.

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February 9 th Meeting - David Haviland, JSCAS, - "Inside the 2017 Eclipse, DIY astronomy and other tools."

February 16th – Haak Winery, NDSL,  No Moon (new).  DSO night. (Sunset 1812, Twilight Ends 1836)

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March 9th Meeting - Al Kelly, JSCAS, "Travels in Astrophotography"

March 15-17th - JSCAS Trip to Ft. McKavett

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April 13th Meeting - Leonard Ferguson & Annie Wargetz, FBAC, "Mars InSight - Looking Below the Surface".

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May 5th - Sky Quest Outreach event - LPI. 6-8pm.

May 6th - 13th. Texas Star Party - near Fort Davis, TX.

May 11th Meeting - Darren Lewin - Land, Sea, & Sky - “Trends in Telescopes, Eyepieces & Binoculars for Astronomy”

May 25th – Haak Winery, DSL, 87%, Rise 1643, Sets0407 (Sunset 2013, Twilight Ends 2040)

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June 8th Meeting - Rodney Rocha - "The Hyperboles of Hyperbolas"

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July 13th Meeting - Jimmy Newland, HAS - "The Life Cycle of Sun-like Stars."

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August 10th Meeting - Brandon Reddell - "Conditions for Habitability: A Galactic Perspective"

August 24th – Haak Winery, DSL, 98%, Rise 1901, Sets 0511 (Sunset 1953, Twilight Ends 1953)

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September 14th Meeting - NO MEETING. All-Clubs Meeting.

September 15th - Houston Astronomy Day at the George Observatory

September 15th - Telescopes in Latin America here at the LPI.

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October 6th - 14th - Okie-Tex Star Party

October 11th - 14th - JSCAS Trip to Ft. McKavett

October 13th Meeting - Paul Maley - "Astronomical Travels in 2018 and Future Adventures"

October 20th (Sat) – LPI – IOTM night. 84% Wax-Gib (Sunset 1846, Twilight 1910)

October 25th - Outreach event at Space Center Houston. 83% Moon near the 747. (Sunset 1846, Twilight Ends 1910)

October 25th (Thursday) - Starlight Social - Outreach event at Space Center Houston near the 747. Full Moon. (Sunset 1841, Twilight Ends 1905)

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November 5-10 - El Dorado Star Party

November 9th Meeting - Dr. Conrad Wells, JSC - “Testing the James Webb Space Telescope in Chamber A at JSC.  Lessons learned at 20 Kelvin, including how to survive Harvey!“

November 30th – Haak Winery, NoDayLightSavings, 37% - Last Quarter (no Moon) (Sunset 1722, Twilight Ends 1748)

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December 6th - Sky Quest Event. No Moon, 6 to 7pm only. Attendees must RSVP.

December 14th Meeting - 'Telescope Viewing and/or Amateur Astronomy Talks (if cloudy)'. See main page for details.

 

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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"

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March 8th - TBA

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 -TBA

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May 10th - TBA

May17th - Haak Winery - Full Moon 98%. Sunset 20:08 and Twilight 20:34.

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June 14th - TBA

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

July 12th - TBA

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August 9th - TBA

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

September 13th - TBA

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October 4th - All Clubs Meeting.

October 5th - Astronomy Day at the George Observatory

October 11th - Meeting TBA.

October 24th - 26th - Fort McKavett

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November 8th - TBA

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

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December 13th - TBA

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2020

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

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

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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