Amateur Telescope Making/Maintenance
December 4, 2013
TELESCOPES! MAKE THEM-USE THEM-FIX THEM!
Next session - Wednesday, December 4th
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.
Navajo Technical University Star party
December 6, 2013
TAAS is participating with the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in presenting the first ever star party at the Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, NM. The event is Friday December 6, 2013 from 4 - 8 pm. TAAS volunteers are needed to do both indoor activities and outdoor observing. Overnight accommodations will be provided by the university.
Contract dee at email@example.com if you wish to participate.Read More...
TAAS General Meeting: Saturday, December 14th - 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 14
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING-SATURDAY,NOVEMBER 16TH-7:00PM-PLANETARIUM AT NM MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & SCIENCE
"STAR OF BETHLEHEM"
How does one classify this event--as a miracle, or is this an historical event that can be explained by our modern understanding of astronomy, or both? The explanation of the Star of Bethlehem has been sought for 2000 years and will always be of interest to theologians, astronomers, historians and people of faith. The current search for an explanation began with the advent of modern astronomy; yet, as we know, all great answers lead to more great questions, and maybe the answer to this question lies in the mystery and search for knowledge.
This event cannot be understood without delving into the science of astronomy, the facts of history, the value of culture, early astrology and the understanding of faith, all of which will be explored in this presentation.
Free and open to members and the publicRead More...
Petroglyph Winter Solstice Event
December 21, 2013
A Winter Solstice Event will be held at the Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center on Saturday December 21st. Details will be added as the time draws closer--and the days grow shorter! Read More...
Starry Night Winter Solstice Revel
December 21, 2013
The Starry Night Winter Solstice Revel is a festive event at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science from 6:30-9:30pm, featuring music, planetarium night sky tour, telescope viewing and seasonal activities. More details and flyer will be posted very soonRead More...
FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE UNM OBSERVATORY
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.
Map to UNM Observatory
UNM Observatory website
Monthly Observing Challenge
Each month various objects are presented for observing by TAAS members.
Perihelion Banquet-January 18, 2014
January 18, 2013
Begin making plans to attend the Perihelion Banquet on Saturday, January 18th at the Elegante Hotel, and sparkle up that letdown after the holidays with friends, food, awards, door prizes and general all-round good time! Invitations and election ballots will go out mid-DecemberRead More...