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MSRAL 2006 Convention

SLAS Regular Meeting
Friday, September 18, 2015 7:30pm
McDonnell Hall, Washington University

2017 Eclipse


Chap Percival

 SLAS Meeting Description and Agenda

Upcoming Meetings:

October: Pluto - Kari Wojkowski - University of Illinois

| Past AND Future SLAS meetings |
The page linked above has links to descriptions of scheduled future meetings and past meetings for SLAS dating back to 2001

| Meeting Location |
McDonnell Hall, Room 162, Washington University
accessible from Forsyth Blvd. between Tolman Way and Chaplain Drive

All SLAS regular meetings are FREE and open to the public.  SLAS meetings are always held at 7:30 pm on the 3rd Friday of the month at Washington University. See the calendar below for links and maps.


SLAS is the recipient of
's 2014 Out-of-this-world
Award for outreach
Click to see the announcement


MSRAL 2014 Group Photo

High Resolution MSRAL 2014 Group (7mb)

The SLAS calendar is part of the Night Sky Network. Check out all the features available at the site. You can check out events, join the Society, request a star party for your school or organization, or if you're a member, check on status of events and find out what events need volunteers and RSVP for those events. If you are traveling, you can find star parties and other events on NSN for any location in the country!

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Library Telescopes

Click the link above for more information about the SLAS Library Telescope Program

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2017 Solar Eclipse

Quick Observing References

Mark Jones' Astronmical Highlights for 2015 (pdf)

52 Finest Objects for Public Nights(excel)

pdf version of Finest Objects for Public Nights

Need an observing challenge this fall and want to have some fun with it, too?  This list is for you!

SLAS Newsletters

The Event Horizon May, 2015

Take the Night Sky Network With You!

The Night Sky Network is now available as an app on the iphone, ipad or ipod touch.  It is called Go Star Watch and is available through the app store for FREE or at this site on iTunes:
 iTunes App

SLAS Web Resources

The SLAS Web Resource Guide

The SLAS Astronomy Resources Handout

SLAS Astrophotography Resource Guide

The Websurfer's Guide to the Universe!Al