News and Upcoming Events


Thursday, March 2 at 7 pm. Inspiring the Future - Exploring Mars at Space Camp.

Our March public talk will take place on Thursday, March 2 at 7 pm. Robin Soprano, Director of Simulations at U.S. Space & Rocket Center will be talking to us about "Inspiring the Future - Exploring Mars at Space Camp."

Ms. Soprano will give an overview of recent achievements and upcoming events at the Space and Rocket Center and specifically Space Camp. There have been many curriculum updates in the Space Camp programs. On the mission floor, Ms. Soprano will share how they are updating our mission hardware to offer Mars and Moon missions for all age levels. Space Camp is developing new and exciting EVAs and have updated mission experiments. Two new projects include adding a second Orion capsule and planning a new Mars Base building where planetary science and a Mars planetary mission will take place.

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, 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!

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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