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.
Here are links to a few of our favorite pages
- https://www.facebook.com/GretnaObservatory/ - Link to the Gretna Observatory Facebook Page
- http://www.astronomyforbeginners.com/ - Basic Astronomy for the beginner Astronomer
- https://oneminuteastronomer.com/ - Simple tips and basic concepts for beginner and intermediate Astronomers
- http://www.faintfuzzies.com/Index.htm - Provides a source of advanced observing guides for challenging subjects to observe.
- http://www.nakedeyeplanets.com - A good source of information for viewing the planets
- http://www.stargazing.net/dsrsg/ - Deep South Star Gaze information.
- https://www.nasa.gov/ - All things NASA
- https://www.cloudynights.com/ - Very popular international website for active discussion forums, and buying or selling astronomy related items.
- http://www.astronomyforum.net/activity.php - Another national very popular website for active forums and buying or selling astronomy related items
- http://www.astronomy.com/ - Astronomy Magazine- Current news in Astronomy
- http://www.skyandtelescope.com/ - Sky and Telescope Magazine- Current news in Astronomy
- http://www.brastro.org/ - Baton Rouge Astronomical Society home page
- http://www.weasner.com/etx/menu.html - Mike Weasner’s Mighty ETX site for all things Meade related. Somewhat dated as it is no longer updated, but a good source of info.
- http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/ - A quiet little spot where S&T writer Rod Mollise shares his adventures and misadventures
- http://hubblesite.org/images/gallery - A Gallery of Hubble pictures
- https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html - Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTC04BymTTg - Alex Filippenko: "Supernovae, Exoplanets, Black Holes, Fillipenko is always entertaining and enlightening. "
- http://www.nakedeyeplanets.com - The locations of Naked Eye Planets in the Night Sky - (and how to identify them)"
- Gretna Observatory
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