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Amateur Telescope Making/Maintenance

July 15, 2015


Next session - Wednesday, July 15th

TAAS has a wonderful special interest group-Amateur Telescope Making/Maintenance-which meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month (see our calendar). Members and the public alike are welcome to visit, learn more about the opportunities, bring in a telescope for assistance, begin a telescope from scratch or just ask questions.


Library Summer Reading Program Solar Astronomy Outreach

TAAS will once again provide solar observing and related activities to all Albuquerque and Santa Fe libraries, including the brand new library at Central and Unser. These programs have gained in popularity over the past 5 years, and the library systems will be promoting our events. This year we would like to include solar imaging and observing with our new Calcium K (II) filter. All TAAS members are invited to bring a solar telescope or just come and help tell the story of our special hero, the Sun.

The detailed calendar of events can be found on the website solar program pages with navigation maps and times. Be sure and support this rewarding community outreach mission @ a library near you.

  • 30 June South Valley
  • 1 July South Broadway
  • 7 July San Pedro
  • 8 July Juan Tabo
  • 14 July Westgate
  • 15 July Santa Fe Southside
  • 16 July Santa Fe LaFarge
  • 17 July Santa Fe Main

Monthly Observing Challenge

MONTHLY OBSERVING CHALLENGE--THE JULY CHALLENGE IS READY! Every month this information is changed to whet your appetite for even more observing so get that scope out and take advantage of those clear nights! This does not appear by magic, but is sustained thanks to Gordon Schaefering and Dee Friesen.

Each month, there is a test for Binoculars, Double Star, Deep Sky Object and the Challenge Object--think of it as a game for your telescope or binoculars. If you combine this with your GNTO, Star Party and Observer SIG stargazing, you are getting quite a workout!

Keep reading to take the Challenge.