News and Upcoming Events



Thursday, May 5. The Sun: A Star at the Center of our Solar System

Ms. Mitzi Adams (NASA MSFC) will be talking to us about "The Sun: A Star at the Center of our Solar System."

There is a star at the center of our solar system! But what is a star? How do stars work? What are the characteristics of our Sun and how does it differ from stars such as Betelgeuse and Rigel, a red star and a blue star found in the constellation of Orion? Will the Sun end its life with a bang or a whimper?

Also during this presentation, we will discuss the May 9 transit of Mercury and the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. The event will take place at the Huntsville-Madison County Main Library's Auditorium on May 5 at 7 pm.



Recently, HAL5 received the NSS Chapter Excellence Award for Education Outreach for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

For a fourth 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!


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 .