News and Upcoming Events


Thursday, April 6 at 7 pm. The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy.

Our April public talk will take place on Thursday, April 6 at 7 pm. Dr. Tyson Littenberg of UAH will be speaking to us about "The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy."

In 2015 the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) made the breakthrough discovery of merging black holes through the detection of gravitational waves. This talk will tell the story of the detection, what new things it has taught us about the universe, and what the new field of gravitational wave astronomy has in store.

The event will take place at the main auditorium of the Space and Rocket Center /Marshall Education and Training Facility. The event is free and open to the public.



Thursday, May 4 at 7 pm. These ARE the Droids You Are Looking For.

Join HAL5 for a special presentation at a special location to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars. Wayne Neumaier of A7L Props will be presenting "These ARE the Droids You Are Looking For" in the former school gymnasium turned into a brewery in Straight to Ale at Campus 805.

Mr. Neumaier will bring his own creations, R2-D2 "Goddard" and BB-8 "Weir" for a special interactive presentation on the construction and operation of his droids. Enjoy an adult beverage (or not) while a master builder of props and costumes shows off some of his creations. Stick around after the talk for an intergalactic party to close out the night with cosplay, craft beer and live music by local nerd band Foot Pound Force. All ages are welcome, and May the 4th be with you!



Thursday, June 1 at 7 pm. Topic TBD.

Topic TBD.



Thursday, July 6 at 7 pm. NASA Additive Manufacturing for Vehicle Components.

Omar Mireles of NASA MSFC will be talking to us about NASA's role in additive manufacturing for vehicle components.



Thursday, August 3 at 7 pm. State of the NASA Space Launch System.

Our yearly update on NASA SLS Program. Detail forth coming.

Recently, HAL5 received the NSS Chapter Excellence Award for Education Outreach for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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


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