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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

  • September 2015 President's Message
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    I am the current President of the PAS.

    I don't know about any of you, but fall is my favorite time of the year! Living in the Deep South, astronomically speaking there is good reason for that as the fall brings us the best combination of good skies and tolerable temperatures. The "Goldilocks Zone" of observational astronomy. While it is not technically "Fall" yet, about another 10 days on the calendar as I write this but maybe just about a week or less when you read this, but it is close. Anticipation of getting under the stars on a regular basis, either here at home or under dark skies, be it at SPMOS or at the Deep South Regional StarGaze, is building!
    Written on Saturday, 19 September 2015 00:55 in President's Message Be the first to comment! Read more...

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Astronomy, as nothing else can do, teaches men humility.
Arthur C. Clarke, The Challenge of the Spaceship, 1959.

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