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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

  • January 2016 President's Message
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    I am the current President of the PAS.

    With 2015 behind us we look forward to an event-filled 2016 and hopefully a year with better weather for astronomical endeavors. In looking ahead we have to look back and take stock of what we did right and where we fell short. To be perfectly honest I don’t feel that we met goals that I thought the club could achieve in 2015. This is the primary reason why I was willing to serve as club president for another year, I hope to lead the effort in achieving those goals this year.
    Written on Thursday, 14 January 2016 18:48 in President's Message Be the first to comment! Read more...

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  • 04/17/2015 18:18
    Sky and telescope has an article about observing and imaging Comet 67P/C-G when it approaches and recedes from the Sun with Rosetta in tow. The article...

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