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TAA Summer Schedule

The TAA will be taking a summer break. The Arthur Pursell Observatory will be used by members for there own observing this summer. Why? Two reasons. 1.  Many members will be out of town on the weekends. 2. The sun prevents acceptable observing until 9:30 or 10:00 PM.

 Our next general meeting will be held at the Arthur Pursell Observatory Wednesday, September 13th at 7:30 PM. 
The next public star party will be held on Saturday, September 23rd.… Read the rest

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TAA Donates Telescope for the “Library Telescope Program”

Back in December, the Tulare Astronomy Association donated a telescope to the Tulare County Library. The TAA won the scope in a national contest sponsored by the Astronomical League . The AL has a program called the Library Telescope Program. In short, the AL asks telescope manufactures to donate telescopes and eyepieces for the program.  Astronomy clubs across the United States are encouraged to participate in the Library Telescope Program and to file an application.… Read the rest

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March Star Party

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Tomorrow night’s star party March 4, 2017, is canceled due to poor seeing conditions. Our next star party will be on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Please put this date on your calendar and make plans to attend. We will be looking at the best of the spring sky objects.… Read the rest

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First Public Star Party of 2017 is Canceled Due to Rain!

The public star party scheduled for Saturday night Feb 18, 2017 is canceled. The sky is supposed to be 70-90% cloud covered.… Read the rest

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“NASA Spin-Offs” December 7th

The December TAA meeting will feature NASA Solar System Ambassador, Rich Manley. He will talk about the space program and how it has affected our daily lives. He will show some of the products and technologies that were developed by NASA to make the spacecraft lighter, safer, smarter.

Rich Manley has an interesting background.… Read the rest

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ASTRONOMY OBSERVING CLASS

LEARN THE NIGHT SKY THROUGH PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS

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WHO: This class is designed for the beginning to advanced astronomy enthusiast that want to sharpen there observing skills and knowledge.

How Many: The class will only be offered if we have 10 people enrolled. Register you enrollment by clicking the link. Book it here.Read the rest

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TAA 2016 Camping Star Party

The TAA members held their annual star party at Big Meadows this year on August 26-27, At an altitude of 7,705 feet, the sky was clear and the temperature was perfect. Low 80’s during the day and 45 deg. at night.I will have to say that we all had lots of fun and laughs.… Read the rest

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Visalia Farmer’s Market & Perseid Meteor Shower Update

I want to thank Pete Cowper, Marvin Demmers, Mike Lopez & Jose Saenz for coming out on short notice to help me with the Farmer’s Market booth. We joined the National Park Service to help them promote their “Dark Sky Festival”. Jose went to the festival August 6th and reported that it was a big success.… Read the rest

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Perseid Meteor Shower 2016

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May Star Party “Close Encounters”

This Saturday night May14th, the TAA will have its first clear star party of the season. (Weather Permitting) Our location is 9242 Avenue 184 Tulare, CA 93274, The gates will open at 8:00 pm.

We will introduce new technology that is going to change star parties forever. We will be presenting live views of objects on a TV screen that were invisible to the naked eye in the past.… Read the rest

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