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Greg Eckes

Astronomy Day in the Times Delta 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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Greg Eckes

Look for the Meteor Storm

All TAA member; Next Friday night, May 23, our planet will pass through the debris trail of comet 209P/LINEAR as we discussed at our last meeting. Here is more info about the event. Remember that we will have a club observing party at the APO for this event. Bring you lawn chairs, binoculars and scopes to observe some Messier objects and this meteor shower.… Read the rest

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Greg Eckes

TAA Newspaper Articles

If you haven’t heard already, our club had two articles published about our upcoming “Preview and Star Party” this weekend. I was vary happy about the way they came out. Each article is completely different. Each reporter took different approaches. Links to the articles are below. If you haven’t seen them yet, do so before they go down.… Read the rest

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Greg Eckes

How to get to Mars

If you haven’t seen this you might want to look at it. It is a great animation. the rest

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Greg Eckes

TAA in the News!

Visalia Times Delta recently ran an article about the TAA. You can read it here.… Read the rest

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