Monthly Meeting

Coming Up:

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

10-Apr-2020   The Lives of Neutron Stars by Emily Belzer   Emily Belzer is a Doctoral Student in Astronomy at the University of Texas at San Antonio

8-May- 2020  TBD

8-February-2019: Dew Control for Telescopes and Equipment, Mark Jurena, President, SAAA.

8-March-2019: Landing on a Comet: The Rosetta Space Mission, Dr. Roman Gomez, Southwest Research Institute

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. 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

Meeting Structure
Meetings start at 6:30 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 meeting with a program for novices, followed by some social time. Then 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 meetings 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.