The first Celestial Searchers meeting of the 2016-2017 school year is coming up on Monday, Sept. 26th at 7PM at the Glenwood, MD Library. All kids K-8 are welcome. More information can be found here: http://www.howardastro.org/cs.php.
On Oct. 1st HAL will hold a member's only star party at Alpha Ridge Park at dusk. Our normal star party area - including the observatory and rest rooms - is closed for sidewalk reconstruction. Our event will be held in the lower parking areas adjacent to the parking area that is current fenced off. The county has set up several portapotties and hand wash stations near that area for your convenience. Past President and wizard-level visual observer Bob "Wizard of AZ" Prokop will host.
HAL's next planning meeting will be held on Monday, Oct 3rd at 7PM in the 2nd floor dining area of the Columbia Wegmans grocery store. All HAL Members are invited.
On Wednesday evening Oct. 5 HAL will hold an outreach observing event in the parking lot of the Ellicott City Library on Old Frederick Rd. from 6:30PM to 9PM. This event is free and open to the Public. Please stop by and check out the wonders of the fall sky through HAL members' telescopes.
If you are interested in what happened at a recent star party that you missed, click here.