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.

Our Next Event

How to Buy a Telescope
November 28, 2020  7:00 PM via Zoom

ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82709346251

Thinking about giving a telescope, binoculars or a spotting scope this Holiday Season? Zoom in with the Helena Astronomical Society to learn how to shop for optical equipment. HAS founding member Mr. Jon Dillard will explain the different types of telescopes, their uses, limitations and most important costs. A video of the program will be posted on the Helena Astronomical Society Face Book Page afterward.