Welcome to the:
Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society (JSCAS) web site.
JSCAS is an association of amateur astronomers dedicated to the study and enjoyment of astronomy since 29 May 1967.
Telescope Loaner Program Past JSCAS Presentations
As part of its mssion of public outreach, the Johnson Space Center Astronmical Society enjoys hosting "Star Parties" where the public has the opportunity to observe the heavens through members' telescopes. If your school or group would like to have our club host a Star Party please contact:
JSCAS appreciates the support of the Lunar & Planetary Institute and its affilaition with Universities Space Research Association (USRA). The LPI generously provides our meeting place.
Lunar and Planetary Institute
President/ - Aldora Louw - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President - Doug Holland - email@example.com
Historian - Chris Randall
Treasurer - We can't afford one!!!
Telescope Loaner Program Chair - Perry Scarborough - firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Outreach Chair - Jim Wessel
Ron Sterlekar - Educational DVD Loaner Library Chair - Ron Sterlekar@dmn3.com
Star Party Chairman - David Haviland - email@example.com
Scientific Expeditions - Paul Maley - firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Editor - Connie Haviland - email@example.com
Web Author/List Manager - David Haviland - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Need a custom embroided JSCAS Club Shirt?
(Restriced to Club members only)
Contact Connie at: email@example.com
RGB image of Jupiter, Europa, and Ganymede's shadow, made from video taken by Al Kelly with a Philips Toucam Pro 740 webcam, and a Celestron CGE 1400 at f35 on 12/27/11 from Friendswood, Texas. Six hundred thirty-five 1/100th second frames were processed in Registax, AIP4WIN, and Photoshop.
LRGB image of galaxy NGC 6217 in Ursa Minor, processed by Al Kelly from wide-band and narrow-band filtered images (435W, 625W, 658N, and 814W filters) taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. All processing accomplished in AIP4WIN and Photoshop.
Below: Doug Holland's recent image of IC405
The Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society is dedicated to the acquisition and dissemination of information pertaining to the science of Astronomy. Our goal is not only to serve our members, but the general public as well. We have no dues, no by-laws, we just talk about astronomy and we are living proof that you can get something of value for free!
South East Houston Astronomy Club
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Family Space Days at the LPI: Our meeting benfactor is is located at Universities Space Research Association, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX 77058. A map of the region and the LPI location is available for download. For information about the LPI email .Spaceday@lpi.usra.edu or call 281-486-2160.
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LRGB image of globular star cluster M53 in Coma Berenices, made from images taken by Al Kelly with an Orion Parsec 8300C one-shot-color camera, Lodestar autoguider, and a Celestron CGE 1400 at f6.8 on 7/12/15 from Friendswood, Texas. Fourteen 600-second subexposures were guided in Astroart and processed in MaxIm DL, AIP4WIN, and Photoshop.
And from Doug Holland