News and Upcoming Events


Thursday, April 2: Our Earth's Weird Weather

HAL5 monthly program on "Our Earth's Weird Weather: Space Lightning, Gamma Ray Bursts, and Anti-Matter Particle Beams" with Dr. Linda H. Krause, Solar/Solar-Terrestrial Physics, NASA MSFC and NSSTC. Yes. We have rescheduled Dr. Linda Krause for April. She apologized for not being able to make it our February meeting. The event will start at 7 pm at the Huntsville Madison County Main Library Auditorium.



Saturday, April 18: STEAMFEST 2.0 at Lowe Mill

HAL5 will be participating at STEAMFEST 2.0 at Lowe Mill. This year, we will be making and testing popsicle sticks catapults. This is the same activity that HAL5 hosted at Panoply 2014's Interactive Arts Test Tent. Come on out and try your skills! We will also have out suitcase hybrid and some hands out materials.



Friday, April 24 to Sunday April 26: Panoply 2015

This year, HAL5 is partnering up with Sci-Quest to staff one of the Interactive Arts Tents. We will be assisting Sci-Quest in running the Squiggle Bots activities for the kids. It looks similar to the one below. We are looking for volunteers to staff the tent.

The job is pretty easy. Replacing drawing papers, replacing markers (don't worry we will train you), and have fun with the kids. The time slots are listed below. If you volunteer Friday night, then you will get a single ONE-day pass for use on Saturday or Sunday. If you volunteer on Saturday or Sunday, then you will get to enjoy Panoply that day before or after your shift. You can exit and come back to the park. There will be other small perks from Panoply for the volunteers to be announced later.

HAL5 have created a sign up page using SignUpGenius.com just for our tent.
Just click here to sign up

If you have any question or want to sign up via email, please contact us .

If you can volunteer on multiple days or for more than 1 shift per day, that would be awesome! Your help is greatly appreciated :-)

Friday April 24th

4:30 pm - 7pm
6:45 pm - 9pm

Saturday April 25th

9:30 am - 1 pm
12:45 pm - 3 pm
2:45 pm - 6 pm
5:45 pm - 9 pm

Sunday April 26th

11:30 am - 3 pm
2:45 pm - 6 pm
5:45 pm - 9 pm

Thursday, April 2: Our Earth's Weird Weather

HAL5 monthly program on "Our Earth's Weird Weather: Space Lightning, Gamma Ray Bursts, and Anti-Matter Particle Beams" with Dr. Linda H. Krause, Solar/Solar-Terrestrial Physics, NASA MSFC and NSSTC. Yes. We have rescheduled Dr. Linda Krause for April. She apologized for not being able to make it our February meeting. The event will start at 7 pm at the Huntsville Madison County Main Library Auditorium.




Thursday, May 7: Cosmology and the Expansion of the Universe: from Edwin Hubble to the Hubble Space Telescope

HAL5 monthly program on "Cosmology and the Expansion of the Universe: from Edwin Hubble to the Hubble Space Telescope" with Dr. Massimiliano (Max) Bonamente, Professor of Physics, UAH. Cosmology is as old as mankind. Since ancient times, people wondered about the Universe, when it all began, if and when it will all end. The most impressive and somewhat unexpected discovery happened in the early XX century, with the discovery by Edwin Hubble (and others) that the Universe is actually expanding, opening up the question of "when did the Universe begin?" Cosmology has made much progress through the past century, and that includes other very unexpected conclusions that most of the matter in the Universe is "dark", and that most of the energy is also "dark" - meaning we know they are there, but we can't see them. Figuring out the fate of the Universe can be very confusing, difficult and frustrating, but cosmology remains the oldest and arguably most fascinating of sciences.



Upcoming Outreach Events

HAL5 received the NSS Chapter Excellence Award for Education Outreach for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

For a third year in a row, HAL5 was awarded the NSS Chapter Excellence Award for Education Outreach. Special thanks to our members, supporters and attendees of our monthly programs to HAL5 one of the most active chapter in NSS! Thank you!


HAL5 is NSS Chapter of the Year for 2010

Once again, we are the best chapter in NSS! At the 2011 ISDC in Huntsville, HAL5 was awarded the NSS Chapter of the Year award for 2010! Thank you, our members and guests, and HAL5 officers for making this possible.

Would You Like to Speak to HAL5?

Would you like to give a talk to HAL5 on subjects related to space, space exploration, space science, space tourism, technology, aerospace technologies, planetary defense, and STEM? If you do, please .

HAL5 Officers' Meeting

Members and general public are welcome to attend the HAL5 Executive Officers' meetings. The Tuesday after our Monthly program, except for holidays, at 6 pm at Newk's on University Drive.

Project HALO Regular Work Night

Open to all current HAL5 members. We meet on Tuesday from 7 PM to 9:30 PM at Steve's except for holidays and other conflicts. If you are interested, please .