Upcoming Events for October!

justin mccollumPublished October 4, 2018 by justin mccollum

Greetings to all of our club members, visitors, and guests!

We welcome you to the regular meetings of the North Houston Astronomy Club on the 4th Friday of every month.

Currently, our club has its monthly meetings at the Montgomery campus of the Lone Star College system for 2018.

Lone Star – Montgomery Campus is north of the Woodlands, TX on the West Side of I45 and East of the WG Jones State Forest near SH 242.

Click below here for a Map of the Campus and Driving Directions!
(Parking permits are not required after 6 PM!)

Lone Star – Montgomery Campus

Physical Address

3200 College Park Dr.

Conroe, TX 77384

Our gathering begins with the Novice Meeting:

Place: Lone Star College – Montgomery Campus

Location: Classroom Bldg. B (2nd Floor – Room B203)

Time: (6:30 – 7:15) PM

Speaker: TBA



Place: Lone Star College – Montgomery Campus

Location: Classroom Bldg. B (1st Floor Auditorium – Room B102)

Time: (7:30 – 10:00) PM

Speaker: TBA



NHAC ‘Early Autumnal 2018’ BBQ Star Party!

Date: 6 October 2018 (1st Saturday)

The doors open at 4:00pm at the Dark Site in Dobbin.  NHAC will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks.  You are welcome to bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to add to the meal.
It is important for everyone to adhere to the policies and star party etiquette developed by the NHAC Board to make the O’Brien Dark Site as a safe and enjoyable place for our club to use and optimize as a wonderful Dark Sky site for observing and enjoyment of the night celestial skies.


To Learn more about our Dark Site, Club policies in regards to observing at the site, and the rules on our star party etiquette,
Go to our resource: NHAC Dark Site


Please be aware that you must a current member in good standing with the Club in order to have access to the ‘members only’ site for instructions to reach the dark site.


Begins: 7:01 PM & Ends: 7:04 PM

Civil Twilight

Begins: 7:04 PM & Ends: 7:28 PM

Nautical Twilight

Begins: 7:28 PM & Ends: 7:56 PM

Astronomical Twilight

Begins: 7:56 PM & Ends: 8:23 PM

Night (Optimal Astronomical Observing)

Begins: 8:23 PM & Ends: 6:01 AM (The Following Day)

Please RSVP to Carlos at membership@astronomyclub.org with the number attending and how many hot dogs and hamburgers you would like.
If there are weather concerns we will send updates through the astrolist.
For more information email Carlos or Susan at president@astronomyclub.org.

2018 Autumnal Atascocita Star Party is Coming Up!

Atasocicta Star Party and Picnic kicks off third annual event on April 29. Photo: Courtesy Photo

Fellow club members it is time for another star party at Atascocita. The 5th Semi-Annual Atascocita Star Party will take place on 13 October 2018 from (6 – 9:30) pm hosted by the North Houston Astronomy Club. It would be great if we could get as many NHAC members to participate as possible. The more the merrier to accommodate and fascinate the public interest in Astronomy. For more information on the star party, you can visit the event on the calendar webpage by click on this link: Atascocita for find it on Facebook!

Read up on it more at the NHAC web page.

Atascocita Star Parties

Visit the Atascocita Star Party webpage on Facebook (You do not need to sign up for info!)

Atascocita Starparty on Facebook