PAS Status as of October 2021:

Effective October 22nd PAS monthly meetings will resume being held at the UNO Science building Rm 1001.
  • Guests are always welcome to attend.
  • The water well at the SPMOS is currently not usable. Bring your own until further notice.
  • See the SPMOS page for other updates on its use.
  • Follow us on Twitter - @PAS_Nola And visit us on Facebook

    Join the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society

    If you're interested in joining the PAS, please apply for membership below. You'll receive an email notifying you that your membership has been activated (normally between 24-48 hrs. after receipt of your application and dues) and you'll have access to the Members Only area.

    How much are the membership dues?
    • PAS Membership Dues - $40.00 per year.
    The following items are optional:
    • Key Deposit for SPMOS - $50.00 one time fee & required walk-thru with a PAS Officer during first visit; refundable to non renewing members
    • PAS Times newsletter sent via US Mail to your home - $20.00 annually (The PAS Times newsletter is available to all at $0 charge on the PAS website, but is sent out through US Mail only to those paying for the mailed subscription.)
    • 1 year subscription to Sky & Telescope magazine - $32.95 annually
    • 2 year subscription to Sky & Telescope magazine - $65.95 annually
    • 1 year subscription to Astronomy magazine - $34.00 annually
    • 2 year subscription to Astronomy magazine - $60.00 annually

    How do I pay my membership dues?
    Click HERE to pay by credit card
    Or you can download the Membership Application Form and bring it, along with check or cash to one of our general meetings. See the Upcoming Events section for dates and times.

    What activities can I expect to participate in by having a membership in the PAS?
    The PAS conducts a General Meeting, open to the public, once a month. These meetings include PAS business discussion and a presentation on a topic of general interest to amateur astronomers. Meetings may also include astrophotos by members taken during recent sky events. Information is exchanged in a friendly and social atmosphere following the adjournment of the meeting. Casual observing is sometimes held in the parking lot - weather permitting. In addition to the general meeting a south shore and north shore observers' group meeting is held monthly. For dates check the calendar of events.

    • Monthly PAS Cyber-Times Newsletter
    • Free membership in The Astronomical League
    • Access to a secure dark sky observing site
    • Annual PAS Family Picnic and PAS Christmas Party
    • Access to the PAS Library
    • Members are entitled to discounts on Sky and Telescope and Astronomy magazines.
    • Astronomy Day - Observed each year by the PAS with exhibits and a star party for the public.
    • Star Parties - Many informal events are held throughout the year.

    Upcoming Events

    2021 PAS Meeting Dates

    • June 25
    • July 23
    • August 20
    • September 24
    • October 22
    • November 19

    The Pontchartrain Astronomy Society is a member organization of: