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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

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

    Thanksgiving approaches, it is getting cooler (finally) and it is darker a lot earlier. Last month I commented on the nice beautiful days and nights we had in the first half of October...not so the last half of October and into early November. I guess we needed the rain, but the grass and plants were already slowing down as cooler weather and winter approached. The poor weather at the end of October and into the first week in November really had an impact on the Deep South Regional Star Gaze, particularly for the last two nights.
    Written on Thursday, 12 November 2015 10:20 in President's Message Be the first to comment! Read more...

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Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience.
C.S. Lewis

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