Why Join the PAS?

Astronomy is fun, but it's a real blast when you do it with other people.

The PAS is a local astronomy club in New Orleans, LA, where you'll find like-minded enthusiasts eager to share their knowledge and love of the sky with you, along with their own dark sky observatory. Club meetings offer opportunities to try out new equipment, learn new techniques, and make new friends. Develop your skills and passion for astronomy by joining today.



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Welcome to the PAS Site

THE PONTCHARTRAIN ASTRONOMY SOCIETY (PAS) is a non-profit astronomy club with a membership of nearly 130 individuals and families, mainly from the Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi areas. PAS members come from many walks of life and have diverse interests in amateur astronomy, who strive to enhance the study and enjoyment of astronomy.

PAS members hope to promote an understanding and appreciation of astronomy in our community, sharing their time and telescopes to engage the public with unique astronomy experiences.

We hope that the information to be found on this PAS site encourages you to enjoy astronomy, too!

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President's Message

Monthly PAS President's Message

  • April 2015
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    I am the current President of the PAS.

    April President's Message By: Barry Simon Listen closely, do you hear the thunder? Do you see the lightning? Well maybe you do, after all we do live in New Orleans. That however is not exactly what I am talking about. What I am talking about is the fact that right now, at the end of March and on to the end of May is a very busy time of year for the PAS; we are in our "Lightning Round" if you will. This is a very exciting time of the year for the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society.
    Written on Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:20 in President's Message Be the first to comment! Read more...

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