of Central Maryland
HAL's general meeting will be held on Thursday, May 21st at the Robinson Nature Center lower level at 7PM. Guest speaker: Kielan Wilcomb from the Univ of Towson discusses Black Holes.
HAL's May public star party will be held on Saturday, the 30th at Alpha Ridge Park. Chas Rimpo hosts.
The last Celestial Searchers meeting of the 2014-15 school year will take place on Monday, June 1st at 7PM in the Art Room of Bushy Park Elementary in Glenwood, MD. This meeting features the Sun, hopefully outside with solar telescopes.
to the website of the Howard Astronomical League, Central Maryland's premier astronomy club! HAL is an amateur astronomy club located in Howard County, Maryland. We hold monthly meetings on the lower (mezzanine) level of the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, MD, conduct public star parties at Alpha Ridge Park, and provide community outreach events at various locations - often in Howard Country Library parking lots. We invite everyone to be a part of astronomy in Central Maryland. You will find information about our meeting dates on our Meetings page. Information on membership is located on the Join HAL page.
also for our Star Parties and Outreach events. In addition, we provide an e-mail group for communication of timely club News and for astronomical discussions.
to help you plan your observing sessions is available either on the Calendar page, or the Astrolinks page -- where you can check for moonrise times, Iridium flares, International Space Station sightings, Jupiter's Great Red Spot transit and a lot more. And don't forget to check the Weather before you venture out -- but if its cloudy, come play in our Kid's Korner section instead!
construction is underway. The site selected is Alpha Ridge Park in Marriottsville, MD. (This is where we currently hold our star parties.). It will house HAL's Watson Telescope. Full details about the Observatory and the Watson Telescope are documented on this website. These pages are great resources to help keep abreast of this exciting project.
HAL is proud to have official affiliations with:
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Astronomy for Howard County Kids (K-8)
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