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Howard County, Maryland


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HAL's observatory should be completed before the end of 2014 with the Grand Opening in early Spring of 2015. Details to come.


This Just In....

HAL's September general meeting will be held on Thursday the 18th at 7:30PM in the Robinson Nature Center. Chris Miskiewicz will lead the meeting and will also give the evening presentation.


The first Celestial Searchers meeting for Howard County kids (K-8) of the 2014-2015 school year is coming up on Monday, Sept. 22nd in the Art Room of Bushy Park Elementary in Glenwood, MD. Check here for additional information: http://howardastro.org/cs.php.


Welcome
to the website of the Howard Astronomical League, Central Maryland's premier astronomy club! HAL is an amateur astronomy club located in Howard County, Maryland. We hold monthly meetings on the lower level of the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, MD, conduct public star parties at Alpha Ridge Park and provide community outreach events at various locations - often in Howard Country Library parking lots. We invite everyone to be a part of astronomy in Central Maryland. You will find information about our meeting dates on our Meetings page. Information on membership is located on the Join HAL page.
Join Us
also for our Star Parties and Outreach events. In addition, we provide an e-mail group for communication of timely club News and for astronomical discussions.

Information
to help you plan your observing sessions is available either on the Calendar page, or the Astrolinks page -- where you can check for moonrise times, Iridium flares, International Space Station sightings, Jupiter's Great Red Spot transit and a lot more. And don't forget to check the Weather before you venture out -- but if its cloudy, come play in our Kid's Korner section instead!

HAL's Observatory
construction is underway. The site selected is Alpha Ridge Park in Marriottsville, MD. (This is where we currently hold our star parties.). It will house HAL's Watson Telescope. Full details about the Observatory and the Watson Telescope are documented on this website. These pages are great resources to help keep abreast of this exciting project.

HAL is proud to have official affiliations with:

RNC Robinson Nature Center CSearchers

Celestial Searchers

Astronomy for Howard County Kids (K-8)

idsa

International Dark Sky Association

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