A MESSAGE FROM PAS PRESIDENT BILL JOHNSON - 03/16/2020:

PAS officers recently discussed Current COVID 19 (Coronavirus) issues, and all agree that we should limit potential exposure to our PAS members and to the general public. Outreach events scheduled for March- Barataria March 20th, TerraBella in Covington March 21st, and City Park March 27th have all been cancelled. Our April 10th PAS General Meeting has also been cancelled. Events more than 30 days out are still pending. Things are changing daily. We will evaluate the situations continuously, and make decisions on future events as needed. Updates will be posted to this website as well as the PAS Facebook page.

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About the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society (PAS)


THE PONTCHARTRAIN ASTRONOMY SOCIETY (PAS) was founded in 1959 and currently has a roster of nearly 130 members from throughout South Louisiana and South Mississippi.


The Pontchartrain Astronomy Society is a non-professional organization representing Southeast Louisiana. Our members come from many walks of life and have diverse interests in amateur astronomy. The goal of the Society is to enhance the study and enjoyment of astronomy among our members and to promote an understanding and appreciation of astronomy in our community.


The Pontchartrain Astronomy Society is a not-for-profit scientific and educational corporation dedicated to:

  • Developing and implementing programs designed to foster awareness in individuals and in the community with regard to astronomical developments and achievements as well as promoting the science of astronomy
  • Making available to individuals in the community educational resources concerning astronomy.

2019 PAS Officers


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Upcoming Events



2020 PAS Meeting Dates

  • January 10
  • February 7
  • March 6
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 5
  • July 10
  • August 7
  • September 4
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December 4

The Pontchartrain Astronomy Society is a member organization of: