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TAAS 2018 Perihelion Banquet

What is a Perihelion Banquet?

Cosmically, the Earth, in its elliptical orbit, makes its closest approach to the Sun annually in early January. This close approach is the perihelion. Coincidentally, TAAS bylaws require that the election of officers be held each year at the January General Meeting. Historically, TAAS held an annual winter solstice pot luck or banquet in December. Brilliantly, the powers that be combined all of this into an event that has become the must-attend TAAS event of the year, the Perihelion Banquet.

Why should you attend?

Celebrating the perihelion and electing officers is not all there is to it. It is a true banquet with an excellent buffet and cash bar. Add to that door prizes, the annual awards ceremony, trivia contest, and an excellent speaker and you have the TAAS social event of the year. Last year's prize winners, shown here, sure had a good time so don't miss it.

It's all happening January 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the MCM Elegante Hotel, 2020 Menaul NE in Albuquerque. Cost is $30 per person and TAAS members are invited to bring guests. Advance reservations and payment are required.

How Do I Reserve My Spot?

Sadly, the time for reservations has expired. We are no longer accepting reservations. If you have your reservation, we'll see you at the banquet.

I'm Paying by Check but Lost the Address

If you've already made your reservation, decided to pay by check, and somehow lost our mailing address, here it is:

  • TAAS Treasurer
  • P.O. Box 50581
  • Albuquerque, NM 87181-0581

Be sure to mark "Banquet" on the memo line.

Of course, don't just mail in a check without making a reservation first. That would really confuse us. Better yet, use Paypal or a credit card and get the whole thing done in a few clicks.

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