The Albuquerque Astronomical Society
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"Observe - Educate - Have Fun"

What's TAAS all about?

There's always something going on in TAAS. Here's a quick rundown of some of the things we do. For more information on any area click on the link, the text area or the photo.
We are very serious about public education. Throughout the school year we hold star parties monthly at a local school. The parties include a state-of-the-art portable digital planetarium, classroom demonstrations, and of course a field of telescopes. It is all coordinated, staffed, and executed by our wonderful volunteer members. Join us and be one. For more details click here.

Education isn't just for schoolchildren. TAAS holds regular events at dark sky locations, weekly events at the University of New Mexico Observatory, and special events at local museums and other venues. The public is always welcome at these events, and all events are free.

We even educate ourselves. We hold monthly meetings on various topics of interest in astronomy. These meetings will keep you up-to-date on the latest advances, fill you in on some of the interesting history of astronomy, and let you know what's going on in TAAS. We even have special programs for beginners, our Astro101 and Fabulous 50 series. As with all our events, meeting times and places are listed our calendar.
Have Fun

With all this going on, there's still time for a few activities that are just for fun. We hold our Perihelion banquet every January, Equinox picnics and sky scavenger hunts in the spring and fall, and the occasional Society field trip. If you've seen enough and want to join, it's easy. Membership is open to everyone. As a member you will have unlimited access to our Observatory and Loaner Telescopes. You will be invited to our Google Group "TAAS_Talk" where members discuss and share all things astronomical and, perhaps most importantly, your dues will help support our vibrant educational outreach programs.

Membership is $30 for regular members and families with significant discounts for educators, military personnel, and students. You can join online, here in our website. For information on how to join click here.