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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2020

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January 4th - (Saturday) - Haak Winery - First Quarter Moon

January 10th - Cancelled. Rescheduled per weather.

January 24th - San Leon Elementary School, 7:00-8:00 pm

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February 14th - Dr. Aaron Clevenson, NHAC - "The Wonders of Saturn".

February 19-23rd - Aurora viewing expedition #19 in Alaska (see the Eclipse Tours website)

February 22nd (Saturday) -  Venus and Volcanism at the LPI (Telescopes are needed)

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March 5th (Thursday) - San Leon Elementary School, 7:00-8:00 pm (rescheduled from 2/21).

March 6th - (Friday) - Haak Winery.

March 13th - Postponed, cautionary per Covid19 concerns.

March 19th - 21st - Fort McKavett - Cancelled.

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April 3rd (Friday) - City of Nassau Bay event (details forthcoming). Cancelled

April 10th - Justin McCollum, HAS - "Mechanics of Lunar Motion" - Online and through YouTube only. No physical meeting at the LPI will take place. See club info on the first page for details.

April 18 (Saturday) -  Earth Day at the LPI (Telescopes are needed) Cancelled.

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May 1st - (Friday) - Haak Winery (Cancelled)

May 8th - Brandon Reddell - UHCL - "Astrophysics Using the ISS: An overview of the AMS and NICER experiments". Will be a virtual meeting.

May 17-24, Texas Star Party - near Fort Davis, TX. (Cancelled)

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June 12th - Leonard Ferguson & Annie Wargetz, FBAC, - “The Road Goes Ever On:  The Martian Rovers and Our Path to the Red Planet”. This will be a virtual meeting.

June 17-23rd - Annular eclipse of the Sun in Oman (see the Eclipse Tours website)

June 26th - (Friday) - Haak Winery (Tentative)

June 27 (Saturday) -  Asteroid Day and Planetary Defense at the LPI*  (Tentative)

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July 10th - Bill Spizzirri, FBAC - "Meteors and Meteorites". This will be a virtual meeting.

July 18 (Saturday) -  Mars 2020 and Astrobiology at the LPI (Tentative)

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August 14th - Paul Maley, JSCAS - ""Around the world for an eclipse plus STARLINK and the future of the night skies" This will be a virtual meeting.

August 29th - (Saturday) - Haak Winery (Happened!!!)

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September 11th - Tom Field (Contributing Editor at Sky & Telescope Magazine) with "You can almost touch the stars (Astronomical Spectroscopy). For extra details see RSpec (www.rspec-astro.com)

September 26 (Saturday) - InOMN at the LPI (Tentative)

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October 9th - Jai and Neil Shet, FBAC  “A Journey Through Space and Time: On The Road To Milky Way"   How they created their panorama of the Northern & Southern Milky Way and stacked images of phases of the Moon

October 15th - 17th - Fort McKavett - CANCELLED.

October 23rd - All Clubs Meeting, Robert Reeves, "Observind and Understanding the Moon". Virtual - please see the front page for registration details.

October 24th - Houston Astronomy Day at the George Observatory, BBSP. CANCELLED.

October 25-29th - Aurora viewing #20 in Alaska (see the Eclipse Tours website)

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November 13th - Dr. Chistohper Johns-Krull, Rice Univ. - "Characterizing Planets Around Other Stars: The Quest for Life on Other Worlds"

November 27th - (Friday) - Haak Winery.

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December 10-15th - Total eclipse of the Sun in Argentina (Eclipse Tours)

December 11th - Open

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2021

January 8th -

February 12th -

March 12th -

March 11th - 13th - The Club's trip to Fort McKavett

March 19-23, 2021 Aurora Viewing #21 in Alaska (Eclipse Tours)

April 9th -

May 14th -

June 11th -

July 9th -

August 13th -

September 10th -

September 18-22, 2021 Aurora Viewing #22 in Alaska (Eclipse Tours)

October 8th -

October 7th - 9th - The Club's Trip to Fort McKavett

November 12th -

Nov 28-Dec 11, 2021 Total Solar Eclipse in Antarctica (Eclipse Tours)

December 10th -

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2022

Feb 2022 Aurora Viewing #23 in Alaska (Eclipse Tours)

March 3rd – 5th - Fort McKavett - Tentative!

Oct 2022 Aurora Viewing #24 in Alaska (Eclipse Tours)

October 20th - 22nd - Fort McKavett - Tentative!

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2023

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April 20, 2023 Total eclipse in Western Australia (Eclipse Tours)

October 23rd - Annular Eclipse in Texas

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2024

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April 8th - Total Eclipse in Texas

April 8, 2024 Total eclipse cruise from Baja California (Eclipse Tours)

Oct 8, 2024 Annular solar eclipse in Argentina (Eclipse Tours)