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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2022

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September 2nd - Haak Winery  Outreach Event.  

September 9th Meeting - DIY Astronomy Topics by JSCAS Members.

September 23rd - October 1st - Okie-Tex Star Party (http://www.okie-tex.com/)   

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October 1st - Magnolia Creek Golf Club - (email will follow as this event gets closer)  35% Moon, rises 1:11, transits 6:17.  Event 6-9pm.

October 8th - ~6-9:30pm, Star party for the overnigh campers at Challenger Park. Inquire if there are questions. Full Moon, rises ~6:30pm.

October 14th Meeting - Leonard Ferguson - "Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances and Spaceweather"

October 18th - Star Party Alvin Community College. Details forthcoming.

October 27th - 30th - Fort McKavett - Confirmed.

October 24th - 29th - El Dorado Star Party (https://eldoradostarparty.org/) 

October 29th - Houston Astronomy Day at the George Observatory

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November 4th - Haak Winery Outreach Event  - CANCELLED

November 11th Meeting - Paul Maley, JSCAS, - "Retirement Astronomy from Arizona"

November 29th - Rescheduled Star Party/Outreach Event at UHCL.

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December 3rd - Magnolia Creek Golf Club - (email will follow as this event gets closer) 81% Moon, rises 2:40, transits 9:06. Event 6-9pm. 

December 9th Meeting - Short presentations and DIY topics by JSCAS members. This meeting will be AT the Lunar Planetary Institute.

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2023

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January 13th Meeting -  David Haviland, JSCAS/FBAC -“How a trip to see STS-127 lift off, ended up being dive into Saturn History”

January 28th - Outreach event, Clear Falls High School. Sunset 5:56, twilighte end 6:21. First quarter Moon, 51% Lit.

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February 10th Meeting -  Dr. Hartzel Gillespie, “An Introduction to Mars’s Wild Yet Familiar Weather”

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March 10th Meeting - Justin McCollum, FBAC, "Python for the Universe: The future of Research in Astronomy, Cosmology, Planetology, and Space Sciences"

March 16th - 19th - Club Gathring at Ft. McKavett

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April 14th Meeting -  TBA

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

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May 12th Meeting - TBA

May 14th - May 20th, 2023 - Texas Star Party

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June 9th Meeting - TBA

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July 14th Meeting - TBA

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August 11th Meeting - TBA

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September 8th Meeting - TBA

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October 9th - 14th, 2023 - The Eldorado Star Party

October 12th-15th - Club Gathering at Ft. McKavett (intended to include the annular solar eclipse on the 14th)

October 13th Meeting - Likely cancelled

October 14th - Annular Eclipse in Texas

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November 10th Meeting - TBA

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December 8th Meeting - TBA

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2024

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April 4th through the 6th - Club Gathering at Ft. McKavett - Astronomers can stay over on Sunday night, leaving Monday to view the nearby total eclipse. (Line of totality is within 30 miles east of the Fort.). April 8th - Total Eclipse in Texas

April 8, 2024 Total eclipse cruise from Baja California and a separate tour from Mazatlan, Mexico (Eclipse Tours)  Lead by Tamara Ledley, David Haviland, and Ted Blank.

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