Hawaiian Astronomical Society
Home of Amateur Astronomy in Hawaii

Covid-19 Notice

As of January 2023, we are restarting both our public Urban and Dillingham Star Parties.

As of February 2023, HAS will start holding hybrid meetings (In-Person at Bishop Museum Planetarium and Zoom). Our meetings take place the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. If you want a Zoom meeting invite, or 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. Click to schedule a private star party.

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 to our About Us page.

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.

View our current star parties and meetings on the Night Sky Network.

We have updated our bylaws.  [show less]


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Current Conditions

At the Honolulu Airport

Source: NWS/NOAA

Rise/Set Times for N/A

Begin civil twilight
End civil twilight
Source: USNO

Moon Phase

Sun in White Light (Continuum)

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