TELESCOPES! MAKE THEM-USE THEM-FIX THEM!
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.
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 taas.org website solar program pages with navigation maps and times. Be sure and support this rewarding community outreach mission @ a library near you.
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.