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





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

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


February 4th (Sat) - Haak Winery Outreach Event

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


March 4th (Sat) - Magnolia Creek Golf Course outreach event.

March 10th Meeting - Justin McCollum, FBAC, "Will JWST Rewrite the Book of Astrophysics and Cosmology?"

March 16th - 19th (Thurs to Sat) - Club Gathring at Ft. McKavett then,

March 19th to the 22nd (Sunday to Weds) - XBar Ranch


April 1st (Sat) - Haak Winery Outreach Event

April 14th Meeting -  Bruce Pollard (NHAC) - "Lightwaves and Their Uses".

April 16th to April 20th - JSCAS Trip to the XBar Ranch

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

April 28th (Fri) - Haak Winery Outreach Event


May 12th Meeting - Aaron Clevenson, HNAC & Insperity - "Mysteries of the Universe".

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

May 19th (Friday), Star Party @ UH-Clear Lake - 7pm-12am.


June 9th Meeting - JSCAS - "A Series of Short Presentations by JSCAS Members"

June 24th (Sat) - Haak Winery Outreach Event


July 14th Meeting - Dr. David Kring - Lunar Planetary Institute - "The Astrogeology of the Artemis Exploration Zone".

July 22nd FISE/United Space Schoool Gathering and Star Party. Please see front page for details.


August 11th Meeting - David Haviland - "My Journey in Taking Lunar Images - an update." 

August 26th (Sat) - Haak Winery Outreach Event


September 8th Meeting - Rich Wilbourn - 'Introductuon to Astrophotography for Photographers'..

September 8th to 16th - Okie Tex Star Party

September 22nd - Stargazing at Evelyn Meador Library

September 23rd - Stargazing in Pomona - Manvel


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

October 21st International Observe the Moon night at the George Observatory 5-10pm.

October 21st - UHCL and Physics Astronomy Club - IOTM 6:30-10:30 at UHCL-STEM building


November 7th (Tues) - Star party UHCL.

November 8th - Bayside Intermediate (CCISD) - time TBD

November 10th Meeting - Marc DeChellis - "Skylab Mission and Solar Science".

November 18th (Sat) - Haak Winery Outreach Event


December 8th Meeting - TBA



January 12th - Rodney Rocha -JSCAS- "Sir Isaac Newton Comes to the Rescue: Gravitational Singularities(?), Dyson Spheres, Dark Matter, and More--No Relativity or Quantum Mechanics Needed


February 9th - TBA


March 8th - TBA


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 by JSCAS, both cruise from Baja California and a separate tour from Mazatlan, Mexico (Eclipse Tours)

April 12th - TBA


May 10th - TBA


June 14th - TBA


July 12th - TBA



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