HAL is not planning any local events for the 8/21/2017 solar eclipse. For additional eclipse information, check out HAL's solar eclipse information page here.
The next public star party will be held at dusk at Alpha Ridge Park on Saturday, July 29th. It will be preceded by the annual Celestial Searchers Star-B-Q at 7:30PM. This cook-out / covered dish event is for the Celestial Searchers organization but HAL members are also invited. Just bring a salad, appetizer, entree' (if you don't care for the provided barbecued chicken), or a dessert. See 7/24 posting by Joel Goodman on the howardastro email group for more Star-B-Q information. Ed Crawford hosts the HAL star party. Jim Johnson and Ken Everhart will man the Watson telescope inside the observatory.
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