Helena Astronomical Society

The Helena Astronomical Society is the Montana capital’s amateur astronomy club, dedicated to offering free, public educational outreach and special observatory nights for our members.

Regardless of your experience level, if you have an interest in astronomy you are welcome to join us.

HAS owns 2 telescopes. Our 10" Meade SCT is mounted on our dedicated pier at the Montana Learning Center on Canyon Ferry Lake and our "lending" telescope--a 6" Dobsonian reflector--that can be checked out by members.

Additionally, we have a good collection of books on astronomy for all interests and skills that are available through a lending library.

See our Meetings page for more details on our regular monthly meetings.

Join Our Announcements Mailing List

HAS maintains a low volume (less than 5 messages per month) announcements mailing list. You can join here.

Meet Your New Telescope

Saturday January 22, 2022, 7PM MST
Did you get a telescope or other optical instrument for Christmas and would like to know how to set it up and enjoy our Big Sky?
Zoom in with the Helena Astronomical Society for our annual "So you got a telescope for Christmas" program.
Our members have decades of experience and expertise and can answer most of your questions. Have your scope available and Zoom in on Saturday January 22nd at 7:00 PM.