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Upcoming Events

As one of the largest and most active amateur astronomy clubs anywhere, there's always something going on in TAAS. Here's a look at upcoming events. Unless otherwise mentioned, all events are free and open to the public so try us out. Then help us "Observe - Educate - Have Fun."

Chaco Canyon Astronomy Weekend! - Friday September 22, 2017


On Friday through Sunday, September 22-24, the fall astronomy festival will be presented by the staff of Chaco. This is an International Dark Sky park, as designated in 2013, and The Albuquerque Astronomical Society collaborates by providing solar and night telescope viewing, with astronomy-related presentations and activities organized by the Chaco Park staff and guests.

Between 850-1200 AD, the ancestors of modern Pueblo people constructed numerous multi-story "great houses", roads and water management features, so you can combine this historical touring with the astronomy programs for a full experience of Chaco.

For information on camping and activities, please go to the following sites and make your plans! (TAAS volunteers will be receiving separate instructions.) or call 1-877-444-6777 for reservations Park phone: 505-786-7014


Friday Nights at the UNM Observatory

Telescope Building and Maintenance - Wednesday October 4, 2017

TAAS General Meeting - Saturday October 7, 2017

Dark Sky New Mexico Star Party - Friday October 13, 2017

Dark Sky New Mexico, LLC is sponsoring a star party in Animas, NM October 13-14 and TAAS is co-hosting the event.

"This event will include dark sky observing under the best sky in the United States, viewing deep-sky treasures through a variety of telescopes, and a daylong seminar of exclusive talks from well-known deep-sky observers Dave Eicher and Michael Bakich." For more details Click Here.

Best of all, TAAS members receive a 50% discount off the regular $125 ticket price. When buying your tickets, select General Admission (the discount is not available on the rate for Seniors, Students, Teachers, Military/Veterans, and Govt Employees) click "Next" and enter the special super-secret code in the "discount code" box to get your 50% discount. To get the super-secret code, current TAAS members (and only members) can email

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