OAK FLAT PUBLIC STAR PARTY! - Saturday, August 30th - Dusk til late
Join us at Oak Flat Picnic Grounds 9 miles south of Tijeras on SR #337 to enjoy the dark skies of the Cibola National Forest --the Milky Way, the Summer Triangle, Mars and Saturn--as fall nears!
Sunset will be at 7:36pm, so come early to get parked and oriented in the daylight and talk with the TAAS astronomers as they set up their telescopes of all types. Please use red headlamps or flashlights so as not to ruin night vision as it darkens and observing begins and bring a light jacket, as the nights can be chilly
We look forward to seeing the public and members alike. Watch this webpage for any news or developments, and send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
TELESCOPES! MAKE THEM-USE THEM-FIX THEM!
Next session - Wednesday, September 3rd
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.
GENERAL MEETING - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH
7:00PM - PLANETARIUM AT THE NM MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & SCIENCE
"DEEP SKY IMAGING AND PROCESSING"
TAAS is pleased to return to the Planetarium for another meeting, this time featuring TAAS member John Laning speaking on "Deep-Sky Imaging and Processing"--a subject of high interest to all budding astrophotographers and to all who want to know how the amazing pictures of our universe are produced. The talk will include slides of the equipment used in deep- sky imaging and the software programs used to process the 20+ deep-sky images that he will comment on.
This is also International Observe The Moon Night, and the NM Museum of Natural History & Science has a program planned in their facility .There will be activities following the meeting involving lunar viewing in the observatory above the Planetarium, weather permitting.
Please join us for a very astronomical evening!
Each Friday night , during normal Fall and Spring Semesters, the UNM Campus Observatory, just two blocks north of Lomas on Yale, offers the opportunity to the public to observe from their dome with their Meade 14" telescope. TAAS members are regulars on site with their telescopes to show the sights of the evening and answer questions.
Check the UNM Observatory website or call their Hotline number 277-1446 after 3:00pm on Friday to check for closures or for more information. Parking and admission are both free.
We thank you in advance for arriving before dark to park to avoid directing light to the observing area and for using only red lights after dark to preserve night vision.
Each month various objects are presented for observing by TAAS members.