Category Archives: Meetings

Events for May

On May 08, 2010 there is a Star Party scheduled for the Oak Mountain State Park.
This Star Party is free and open to the public, however there is a $3.00 per person usage fee for the Park.

The Chandler Mountain Star Party is scheduled for 15 May, 2010. The starparty will start at 7:00PM.
We will meet newcomers and people needing assistance getting to the site at 6:00PM ( 1 hour before the star party start time) at the Texaco Station off exit 166, I59 North.

If you need assistance in getting to the Chandler Mountain observing site of if you need more information please contact us via email. at


The monthly meeting for the Birmingham Astronomical Society will be held on Tuesday, MAY 18, 2010.

Our Speaker for this meeting will be our President Scott Pellet and his presentation of Stars: Sheading Some Light

The meeting will start at 7:00 P.M. and is open to the pubic.

BAS Events for July 2009

On July 18, 2009  the BAS will be having a Star Party at the CMO site . Sunset that day is at 19:55 so if you need to be escourted to the site please plan to meet Quentin Jones at 18:30 at the Texico Station at I59 exit 166 .

On July 21, 2009 there will be the monthy meeting of the BAS at Samford University Planetarium.

On July 25,2009 The BAS will be hosting a Star Party at Oak Mountain State Park. Star partyis free but there is a $3.00 fee for park utilization.

Please note that all Star Parties are subject to cancellation if the weather is bad.

BAS Meeting Announcement

Our Monthly Meeting for April will be held at Samford University’s Christenbery
Tuesday, April 21, 2008 at 7:00 PM.

Our speaker will be Dr. Rajiv Doreswamy, deputy manager of Program Planning and
Control for Ares Projects at the Marshall Space Flight Planning and Control for
Ares Projects at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Dr. Doreswamy began his career at the Marshall Center in 1988 as a power systems
engineer on the Hubble Space Telescope and for the Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle.
Born in India and raised in Montgomery, Ala., he earned three degrees in
electrical engineering — a bachelor’s in 1986 from the University of Florida in
Gainesville; a master’s in 1988 from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.; and a
doctorate in 1999 from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

The comprehensive Senior Executive Service candidate curriculum includes
classroom work, interagency experience, on-the-job learning, mentoring,
coaching, field experiences and Web-based learning with other agency candidates.
A core benefit of the program is access to senior White House and cabinet-level
personnel who serve as speakers and workshop leaders.

The curriculum will take 12 to 24 months to complete. Candidates must then be
certified by the Office of Personnel Management’s Qualification Review Board as
meeting the Executive Core Qualifications required for members of the Senior
Executive Service.

While participation in the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development
Program does not guarantee selection for a Senior Executive Service position, it
does certify those that sccessfully complete the program as having fulfilled the
executive-level requirements for selection.

The link below will tell you about the Ares project