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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.

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

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  • January 2017 President's Message
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    I am the current President of the PAS.

    What was it that Yogi Berra said? "It's like déjávu all over again." Maybe, maybe not. Looking ahead at 2017, we will be looping around the annual calendar track once again. Gas in the car, everything checked out and the pit crew (the PAS officers and all active members) ready to win the race. So what is the race and how do we win it? The race we will be running in this year, like the year before has a simple goal — it is called progress.
    Written on Thursday, 29 December 2016 13:00 in President's Message Be the first to comment! Read more...

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Astrology is an aesthetic affront. It cheapens astronomy, like using Beethoven for commercial jingles.
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