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

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

    June President's Message By: Barry Simon We are now virtually at mid-year and now entering a 3 month stretch where our "laboratory"—the night sky—will often be less than ideal for serious observing, at least from southeast Louisiana. Actually the last two months, April and May, was one of the wettest two-month stretches of weather that I can remember. Our weather adversely impacted a number of activities that we participate in—the Deep South Spring Scrimmage, our Astronomy Day event at Audubon Park and the PAS Picnic at SPMOS. Hopefully the skies above will show us a little mercy and give us some good weather over the remainder of the year.
    Written on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 14:45 in President's Message Be the first to comment! Read more...

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