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
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
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
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
LEARN THE NIGHT SKY THROUGH PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS
WHO: This class is designed for the beginning to advanced astronomy enthusiast that want to sharpen there observing skills and knowledge.
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
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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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
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