The Albuquerque Astronomical Society
Observe - Educate - Have Fun
Home Our Observatory Loaner Scopes Calendar Newsletter

Last Minute Announcements

The TAAS Fabulous Fifty on Friday, January 20th, will be held rain or shine, as there are also indoor activities...see the article on this page for details link and map

Current Moon Phase

What's Up?
For rise/set times and positions of the Moon, Sun and Planets
Click here.

For more information, contact us at

Or by mail at:
P.O. Box 50581
Albuquerque, NM

"Observe - Educate - Have Fun"

Upcoming Events

As one of the largest and most active amateur astronomy clubs anywhere, there's always something going on in TAAS. Here's a look at upcoming events. Unless otherwise mentioned, all events are free and open to the public so try us out. Then help us "Observe - Educate - Have Fun."

Friday Nights at the UNM Observatory


Friday Nights at the UNM Observatory are going strong for this semester and well attended by both students,visitors and the TAAS telescopes. Join the happy group and enjoy observing and learning every Friday night during UNM semesters.

The TAAS-UNMO coordinator, Fernando Torres, can be reached at if you have questions or need further information

See below for details and map

More details...

TAAS Fabulous Fifty-Winter Session - Friday January 20, 2017


Free and open to the public

This quarterly section of the annual series will feature the stars, constellations and asterisms of winter, and they are big and bright! You will learn to locate 50 of the most prominent objects over the course of the year, and this is an excellent time to start.

Dee Friesen will moderate this event for beginners and those wanting a refresher at a new venue for presentation and observing of the night sky. The new location is the All Saints of North America Orthodox Church at 10440 Fourth Street, NW, in Albuquerque just south of the El Pinto Mexican Restaurant, on the same side of the street, with lots of parking space. The meeting hall will be used for the beginning presentation and for the social hour, and the observing area is in a good dark location for viewing.

For much more information, details and map, go to the TAAS Fab 50 item on the left side of the main page.

Amateur Telescope Making/Maintenance

Next session - Wednesday, February 01st- 7:00 p.m.

Telescopes! Make Them-Use Them-Fix Them!

TAAS has a wonderful special interest group-Amateur Telescope Making/Maintenance-which meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month (see our calendar). Members and the public alike are welcome to visit, learn more about the opportunities, bring in a telescope for assistance, begin a telescope from scratch or just ask questions.

More details...