HAL's next general meeting is coming up on Thursday, April 19th at 7PM on the lower level of the Robinson Nature Center. The guest speaker is Dr. Patrick Peplowski, Johns Hopkins APL – Space Exploration Sector giving a talk titled: MESSENGER at Mercury: New Views of the Innermost Planet.
Come celebrate Earth Day (a day early) at Howard Community College on Saturday, April 21st from 10AM-4PM. Bob Savoy and Chris Miskiewicz are co-hosting HAL's solar observation event on the Quad outside Burrell Galleria. This is part of Howard County's annual Greenfest event.
On April 21st at dusk there will be a HAL Public star party at Alpha Ridge Park at dusk. Eddie Crawford hosts. The observatory will be open and the 16" Meade will be set up outside. Everyone is invited at no charge. Make a day of it. Check us out for solar observing earlier at HCC, then come out and enjoy the night skies with us after dark.
HAL's star party and outreach reports have started for 2018. Look here for reports during the star party season: https://www.howardastro.org/news.php