Monthly Meetings

Open To The Public & Free To Attend
General membership meetings are open to the public, and are held at Christ Lutheran Church of Alamo Heights on the second Friday of each month. Christ Lutheran Church is located next to Alamo Heights High School. Free parking is available next to Christ Lutheran’s Meeting Hall off of Primrose Place.

Christ Lutheran Church
6720 Broadway St
San Antonio, TX 78209

Coming Up:

October 13: “Tips for Solar Observing and Imaging” by our very own Chuck Baker

Due to the Anular Eclipse – the monthly meeting for October has been canceled

November 10: TBD

December 8, 2023  Annual Christmas Party Meeting

Bring one dish you either created or bought.   Check the for more details.  

   The doors should be open after 6:30pm.  Dinner should start at 7:00pm.   Shortly after dinner there should be a slide show followed by an optional gift exchange.  Bring something for the gift around $30 that is related to Astronomy.    See you all there.  

Past events:

March  Joint Meeting at the Scobee Planetarium  “Through the Glass Ceiling” by Col. Eileen Colins.

February 11, 2022  “Iogroups: a Howto” by our very own Dwight Jurena

January 14, 2022 “Introduction to Lunar and Planetary Imaging” by our own Jay Messeroff.

13 March 2020 Mars by Dr. Kim Arvidsson    Dr. Arvisson is an Assistant  Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Schreiner University in Kerrville TX

Meeting Structure
Meetings start with a social time at 7:00 PM, on the second Friday of every month (with the exception of December, when we hold our Christmas Dinner for members and their guests). If you come earlier you can do a little socializing.

We start our program at 7:30 PM.  We begin the General Meeting with some quick introductory announcements followed by the Main Presentation (lecture or video presented by  guest experts or club members).

The next part of the meeting usually includes:

  • Show and Tell, where members share gadgets, books, techniques, etc.
  • The Observing Report, describing the astronomical events for the next month.
  • The Sky Tour, describing what’s where in the sky for the next month.
  • Club business, during which the officers make reports about their activities and areas of responsibility.

BAM-SIG or Beverage After Meeting Special Interest Group
After the meeting many members gather at EZ’s Grill at North New Braunfels and Tanglebriar, two blocks east of the church. On those occasions when the meeting goes to late to meet at EZ’s, members select an alternate nearby restaurant with later hours.

There’s a good deal of socializing before and after meetings, allowing members to put faces with the voices they’ve heard in the dark at observing sessions.