TAAS PERIHELION BANQUET!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016
MEMBERS AND GUESTS
Put this date on your 2016 calendar and be ready to attend the TAAS social event of the year for members and guests at the MCM Eleganté Hotel. The invitation and details on how to RSVP have been sent to members. The ballot for submitting your proxy for the election of TAAS officers for the coming year will follow shortly.
Good friends, good food and an evening with an excellent speaker, prizes, awards, trivia contest await you to start your new year, so trade in your winter jackets and boots for festive wear and come celebrate a fantastic year for TAAS!
Your questions will be answered when you receive your invitation, but there will be many opportunities for more inquiries.
TELESCOPES! MAKE THEM-USE THEM-FIX THEM!
Next session - Wednesday, December 2nd
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.
Friday Nights at the UNM Observatory are on for the fall semester!
Observing at the dome and with the TAAS telescopes will be on for every Friday evening, except for fall break and UNM announcements.
See below for full details and map
November 20-Solar Observing-Valley High School STEM Discovery Day-9am-3pm
November 21-Solar Observing-Festival of the Cranes-Bosque del Apache-9am-4pm
Solar Astronomy, observing our nearest star, the Sun, is a very active and popular part of TAAS. Its events are too numerous to list here, so please go to the "Solar Astronomy" link on the left of the main page for a full schedule of solar observing.
Remember, you don't have to stay up late at night to see a star!
Each month, there is a test for Binoculars, Double Star, Deep Sky Object and the Challenge Object--think of it as a game for your telescope or binoculars. If you combine this with your GNTO, Star Party and Observer SIG stargazing, you are getting quite a workout!
Keep reading to take the Challenge.