Meeting Times and Locations

Monthly Public Programs

HAL5 monthly public meetings are held First Thursday of the month, except for holidays or other circumstances, at the main auditorium of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center's (USSRC) Education Training Facility (ETF) or Marshall Institute Education Training Facility. The ETF is our new home for the foreseeable future. In the past we have held our meetings at the main auditorium of the Huntsville-Madison County Main Public Library. We are grateful for USSRC for allowing us the use their facility.

Our meetings starts at 7 pm and usually concludes around 9 pm. The meeting also provides a great opportunity for the audience to interact with the speakers before and post talk through questions and answers or one-on-one interaction. A post-meeting social is held at a restaurant to be determined at the end of the meeting.

From time to time, HAL5 will have a joint Pass the Torch lecture series with USSRC at the their National Geographic Theater. Pass the Torch features innovative, influential and interesting professionals from industry, academia and government speaking about their work in space, aeronautics, engineering, science research and other related fields. The Pass the Torch series is open to the public and is made possible by Jean Wessel Templeton and Linda J. Smith. A great way to reconnect with history, learn more about specialized topics, or even catch a glimpse of an exciting future, Pass the Torch inspires and educates young and old alike!

USSRC Education Training Facility

U.S. Space and Rocket Center's Education Training Facility (ETF) is located approximate at 5 Tranquility Base [Google Map] on the campus of U.S. Space and Rocket Center (USSRC). Sometime the online maps will take you to the Marriott, which share the same address. It is the brown building just after the turn to the Marriott when you are approaching USSRC. It has both the USSRC and NASA logo on the main entrance. On Google Map it is listed as "Marshall Institute Education Training Facility. HAL5's meeting takes place in the main auditorium on the first floor. Toward the back of the building when you come in. There will be signage pointing you to the auditorium.


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Monthly Executive Officers Meetings

HAL5 Executive Committee mets every second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm to review society business and to plan upcoming events. Currently, the meetings are held at Atlanta Bread Company, Westside Centre, 6275 University Dr NW #40, Huntsville. The meeting time and location are subject to change without notice. The meetings are open to HAL5 members and general public unless stated otherwise.

Alabama Power Grid Defense Committee Monthly Meetings

HAL5's Alabama Power Grid Defense Committee (APGDC) meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at meeting room A and B of the Huntsville-Madison County Main Public Library on 915 Monroe St SW in downtown. All interested individuals who are interested in helping us to protect our power grid are welcome. For more information, please see APGDC website or contact .


HAL5 Project HALO Worknight

HAL5's Project HALO worknight is open to current HAL5 members and interested individuals. Since this is a HAL5 project, being current HAL5 member is appreciated. The worknight is usually one night a week from 7 to 9:30 pm in Gurley, Alabama. We do bounce during the day of the week due to schedule conflicts. If you are interested, please contact