Yearly Archives: 2015

Greg Eckes

March Star Party A Big Success

Last night’s star party was a big success. Thanks to all the TAA members that came out to help. The public really enjoyed looking through your scopes. I could tell that you were having a fun time sharing with them. We were very fortunate that the clouds cleared out for an hour and a half.… Read the rest

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Butch Demmers

California City Observing

Hi all!  I just wanted to give a very brief update on our recent dark site observing event in California City.  Well, first of all, we had a GREAT time!  Greg Eckes and Greg’s brother from Sparks, Nevada was there, as well as myself, Mike Blase, and Greg’s next door neighbors, Ray and Sandy.  Read the rest

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Butch Demmers

Basic Astronomy Starts This Week!

Just a reminder that the Basic Astronomy class starts this Wednesday at 7:00 pm.  If you are not a current member of the TAA, the cost of the class is $50/person.  We ask that you please be prepared to pay for the class at our first meeting.  Memberships to the TAA are also available.… Read the rest

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Butch Demmers

Astro Trivia

Hey everyone!   If you weren’t there, you missed a great meeting this last week.  Greg had lots of good information on comets, asteroids, and Jupiter, as well as the usual club business.  But the real fun was playing our first ever round of The Great TAA Astronomy Trivia Challenge.  We divided the group into two teams, and each team got a crack at answering some pretty challenging (but practical) astronomy questions.Read the rest

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Greg Eckes

What’s up February 2015

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Greg Eckes

Basic Astronomy Class

Basic Astro Class

Who:      The Tulare Astronomical Association (TAA)

What:    The TAA will hold a class in Basic Astronomy. The class is geared toward the beginning and novice astronomer who wishes to gain a better understanding of the night sky. The class will include lectures on motions of the night sky, how the solar system was formed, evolution of the stars and galaxies, and expansion of the universe.… Read the rest

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Butch Demmers

Close Encounter

There was an article in the Times-Delta this morning saying that Earth had a close encounter with a large asteroid today.  The rock was apparently as large as the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, and had it hit us dead on, it would certainly have been lights out!  Thing is, I did not hear anything about this until today.  … Read the rest

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Butch Demmers

Public Stargazing at the Arthur Pursell Observatory

Join the Tulare Astronomical Association (TAA) on January 24, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm for an evening of public stargazing.  The event will include a short program on astronomical objects of interest, a tour of the brighter constellations, and viewing through TAA’s 12″ Astrola reflecting telescope (inside the observatory dome), and other member telescopes.… Read the rest

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