CTAS phone is 254-326-1027
CTAS Club Newsletter:
Carpe Noctem January - March Vol XXVI No 1
Until Further Notice
CTAS is suspending all public events as a precaution during this pandemic.
The observing field remains open to members.
We will review the situation on a month-to-month basis.
Every third Saturday of the month we offer an Open House at the Meyer Observatory near Clifton, Texas. Registration is encouraged, and we have an indoor program in case of cloudy weather.
We also host three other public stargazing events (star parties) at various locations in Central Texas. Please check the Calendar of Events for Dates & Times.
Bell County Star Party @ Overlook Park at Still House Hollow Lake in Belton
Hubbard Star Party @ Hubbard Lake Park in Hubbard
Waco Star Party @ Heritage Square in downtown Waco
(check Calendar for dates)
These events are outdoors and will get cancelled in case of poor weather.
Use the links in our public events calendar to the left
for schedule and registration.
Can't come to one of the public events? We can come to you! We often will host private star parties at schools, churches, scout camp outs, and the occasional promotional event, at your location. You can even rent the Meyer Observatory for your own private star party!
Our members meet once a month, near the New Moon, at Meyer Observatory for the Member Star Party:
CLICK for details
Member Star Party -- CANCELLED - 5/23/2020
General Membership Meeting and Program
Public is Welcome
Star-B-Q and General Business Meeting - 7/25/2020
CTAS is an entirely volunteer organization. We have no paid staff and yet we make major scientific contributions, support education and student research, and reach out to the public to promote the awareness of astronomy. We are Amateur Astronomers in the truest sense:
(amateur, noun, a person who engages in a study for
pleasure rather than for
financial benefit or professional reasons
As a non-profit educational organization, all donations are 100% tax deductible.
Click this link to go directly to the donate page:
You can join the Central Texas Astronomical Society and experience fellowship with others who share your passion for the night skies!
The Central Texas Astronomical Society is a member of the International Dark-Sky Association
. We are also a member of the
, which supports astronomical societies worldwide. The Central Texas Astronomical Society is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt education organization. Contact us
by telephone or via email. We look forward to hearing from you!