Hawaiian Astronomical Society

Home of Amateur Astronomy in Hawaii

Covid-19 Notice

HAS started holding meetings via zoom in November 2020, and we have continued them. Our meetings take place the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.. We have also received permission to restart Club Star Parties at Dillingham beginning March 6. We will be limited to 30 people max, members only, with no guests. You must be vaccinated, and also bring your own optics, and we recommend limiting the sharing of views. We also have permission to hold an additional Club Star Pary on our Dillingham Public dates. If you have any questions, contact us via e-mail.

A Short "Who We Are"

Founded in 1949, the Hawaiian Astronomical Society is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting amateur astronomy in Hawaii. We have three public star parties every lunar month to share the skies with anyone who wishes to join us. There is no charge for our public star parties. There is also a members-only star party at our dark sky site once a month.  [show more]

Horsehead Nebula

Our membership includes both visual astronomers, and a growing contingent of astro-photographers. Steve Chun took this image of the Horsehead and surrounding area. He managed to stack 13 of 18 images taken with a 107mm refractor. Additional processing with GIMP.

We enjoy sharing our Hawaiian skies with the children and adults of Hawaii. We offer our services free of charge to public and private schools, as well as to groups like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. To schedule a private star party, click here.

The Hawaiian Astronomical Society is affiliated with the Astronomical League and the Night Sky Network. Membership in HAS is open to all. One benefit of membership is the availability of rental telescopes. For more information, go here.

Since HAS is a member of the Night Sky Network, HAS Club members must Register individually on the NSN to be able to access all the features available. We encourage all club members to register. To register go to this NSN link.

To view our current star parties and meetings on the Night Sky Network, click here.

We have updated our bylaws. To view them, click here.  [show less]

Current Conditions

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Sun in White Light (Continuum)

Sun in White Light (Continuum)
Source: SDO/HMI