About the PAS

THE PONTCHARTRAIN ASTRONOMY SOCIETY (PAS) was founded in 1959 and currently has a roster of nearly 130 members from throughout South Louisiana and South Mississippi.

The Pontchartrain Astronomy Society is a non-professional organization representing Southeast Louisiana. Our members come from many walks of life and have diverse interests in amateur astronomy. The goal of the Society is to enhance the study and enjoyment of astronomy among our members and to promote an understanding and appreciation of astronomy in our community.

The Pontchartrain Astronomy Society is a not-for-profit scientific and educational corporation dedicated to:

  • developing and implementing programs designed to foster awareness in individuals and in the community with regard to astronomical developments and achievements as well as promoting the science of astronomy;
  • making available to individuals in the community educational resources concerning astronomy.

Visit our PASNOLA Shop for items and apparel bearing the PASNOLA logo.