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--one that is permanently mounted in our Observatory and a smaller telescope 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.

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

Helena Astronomical Society March Meeting

Date: March 9

Time: 7pm

Location: Montana WILD Meeting Room

The first 15 people in attendance get a free NASA wall calendar featuring the International Space Station!

- Welcome & Introduction of Visitors - Ryan Hannahoe
- The Sky This Month - Sven Taffs, Retired - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
- Astronomy Math - Dan Nelson, Retired Physicist

5 to 10 Minute Break & Refreshments (Thank you to Cathy Viores for taking this on!)

HAS Business Meeting

- Review & Approval of Past-meeting Minutes
- Review & Approval of Financials 
- Vote Treasurer Position
- Outreach Coordinator Update
- April Monthly Meeting
- Astronomy Day (May 11) Discussion