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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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Greg Eckes

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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Greg Eckes

“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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Greg Eckes




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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Greg Eckes

Astronomical Observing Class

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Greg Eckes

April Meeting Has Been Rescheduled

Great News,

Edison came out last night about 2:00 am and replaced the fuses and transformers that supply the APO with power. They were originally installed in 1967. So now we have a state of the art power supply. The old ones used to make the lights flicker every so often.… Read the rest

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Butch Demmers

Monthly Meeting Cancelled!

The monthly meeting of the Tulare Astronomical Association scheduled for 7:00 pm tonight has been cancelled due to an unresolved power outage at the observatory and surrounding area.  The meeting may be re-scheduled for next week, so be sure to check the website for notices.

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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

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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