Monthly Public Meetings and Talks

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We offer monthly free public talks on wide variety of topics related to space, technology, space sciences, astronomy, and book lectures typically first Thursday of the month from 7 to 9 pm at Huntsville-Madison County Main Public Library's (915 Monroe Street) main auditorium. We have been offering public lectures since our founding. Our meetings showcase the subject matters experts and talents in this region. It also provides a great opportunity for the audience to engage with the speaker through questions and answers, and one-on-one interactions.

Programming is typically scheduled 3 to 4 months in advance. This allows us to get the words out to you all, and to coordinate with other societies who might be intersted in the talks. On occasions, we will have a joint event with USSRC's Pass the Torch series if we have very special topic or needed a much large forum. A listing of our past programs, along with highlight of our activities can be found here. If you are interested in speaking to us, you can or speak to one of the officers at our meeting.

Upcoming HAL5 Events and Activities

May 3, 2018 at 7 pm. China and India's Quest for Outer-Space Resources. with Dr. Namrata Goswami, Independent Senior Analyst and Writer, 2016-2017 Minerva Grantee. [ Read More ]


August 9 - 12, 2018 at Embassy Suites Hotel Huntsville. HAL5's Power Grid Defense committee presents Power Grid Defense Conference 2018. This is your opportunity to learn, interact and assist in long-overdue initiatives to safeguard our electrical power grids from natural and man-made threats. Enabling parallel efforts at both state and local levels in formulating contingency and risk mitigation plans. [ Read More ]


Archive of past HAL5 events since 1992 can be found here.

Some Recent News

  • Feb. 2018. HAL5's Power Grid Defense Conference 2018 will be held on August 9 - 13 at Embassy Suites Hotel, Huntsville.
  • Jan. 1, 2018. HAL5 is back at the main library for our monthly meetings.
  • May 2017. Sixth year in a row, HAL5 received the NSS Chapter Excellence Award for Education Outreach for 2016
  • March 1, 2017. HAL5 will doing paper air rockets launches at Columbia Elementary School in Madison in Mid-March.
  • January 16, 2017. HAL5 will be at Panoply Arts Festival 2017 to staff an STEAM Interactive Tent.
  • Oct. 1, 2016. HAL5 has a new home. Starting on January 1, 2017, our monthly meetings will be at USSRC Educator Training Facility. First Thursday of the month at 7 pm.
  • May 20, 2016. Fifth year in a row, HAL5 received the NSS Chapter Excellence Award for Education Outreach for 2015