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The Joys of Astronomy Outreach - Houston Astronomical Society

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#1 BFaucett

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Posted 30 December 2023 - 02:54 AM

I'm a member of the Houston Astronomical Society (HAS) and I thought this video might be of interest.

 

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The Joys of Astronomy Outreach
video posted to YouTube on Dec 2, 2023  |  video length: approx 1 hr 11 min
YouTube channel: Houston Astronomical Society
  
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"Most amateur astronomers are passionate about our hobby, and this passion leads many to share their joy of observing the night sky with others. At first, we might share the night sky with friends and family. Many of us will also volunteer to participate in organized outreach events. The positive feedback we get from the public, and the excitement we see in the faces of the school children we introduce to the night sky motivates some to find ways to organize new astronomy outreach events in new locations.
  
HAS has a long history of doing astronomy outreach events for various schools, clubs, and civic organizations around the Houston area. For newer members, participating in these events is a great way to learn from other more experienced members, while forming relationships within the Houston astronomy community.
  
At our December 1st regular meeting (via Zoom) we held a panel discussion about astronomy outreach. You will meet several of our members who are fully involved in doing astronomy outreach in different ways and at different locations. Each of them described what they do to engage the public and introduce them to the night sky and why they do it. All of the panelists gave short presentations and answered questions from those attending the meeting."
  
video link: https://www.youtube....h?v=3BeaqM40n94
 
 
 
Additional links:
 
Houston Astronomical Societyhttps://www.astronomyhouston.org/
 
Fort Bend Astronomy Club: https://www.fbac.org/  
 
George Observatoryhttps://george.hmns.org/exhibits/
Houston Museum of Natural Science

 

 

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George Observatory

 

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The 36 inch Gueymard Research Telescope at George Observatory

 

photo credits: Fort Bend Astronomy Club

 


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