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Astronomy On Wheels


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Astronomy On Wheels (AOW) is a club sponsored education community out-reach program that brings astronomy to the public. It was also the first astronomy educational out-reach program in the greater Houston area.

Club members bring their own telescopes or club loaner scopes and conduct star parties for schools, scout groups, as well as an occasional church or homeowners association. Over the years the size of an AOW event has ranged from 50 to well over 1,200 students, teachers, parents and guests. Depending on the event, club members may give a PowerPoint presentation before explaining the science of astronomy. They may also give talks explaining the mechanics of telescopes.

The preference is to schedule AOW events either Thursday (1st choice), Tuesday (2nd choice) or Wednesday evenings.

For more information regarding the Astronomy On Wheels program, please contact the AOW co-coordinators: Jai Shet and Susan Sailing.


Future Events - All AOW Events are Private Events


Recent past AOW Events from 7/1/20 to 4/24/24

68 events with over 13020 students, teachers and parents attending


Past AOW Events from 7/1/18 to 6/30/19

26 events with over 10965 students, teachers and parents attending


Past AOW Events from 7/1/17 to 6/30/18

30 events with over 11295 students, teachers and parents attending


Past AOW Events from 7/1/16 to 6/30/17

29 events with over 6460 students, teachers and parents attending


Past AOW Events from 7/1/15 to 6/30/16

39 events with over 7095 students, teachers and parents attending


Past AOW Events from 7/1/14 to 6/30/15

24 events with over 5460 students, teachers and parents attending


Past AOW Events from 7/1/13 to 6/30/14

16 events with over 3950 students, teachers and parents attending


Past AOW Events from 7/1/12 to 6/30/13

14 events with over 3620 students, teachers and guests attending.


Past AOW Events from 7/1/11 to 6/30/12

Astronomy On Wheels hosted 14 AOW events and had over 4,300 students, teachers and guests in attendance.


Past AOW Events from 7/1/10 to 6/30/11

Astronomy On Wheels hosted 18 AOW events and had over 3,900 students, teachers and guests in attendance.