Observe the moon with the TAAS Lunar Observing
May 20, 2013
Join TAAS Vice-president Dick Fate in observing the moon form the Don Juan de Onate Park in northeast Albuquerque.
Lunar Observing Details
Learn about meteorites from Mars
May 25, 2013
TAAS Enters the Digital Age
TAAS will no longer print the SIDEREAL Times. The number of members who still receive a printed copy is so small that it is not economically viable to print. Members may request a printed copy by request below.
How to receive a printed copy
Bring your telescope to the East Mountain HS
May 30, 2013
TAAS_Talk to replace TAAS-L
That venerable workhorse of TAAS communication, that mainstay of our interconnectivity, TAAS-L is being replaced. We've set up a Google Group called TAAS_Talk so TAAS members can communicate, post photos, keep up with what's going on, and so much more. TAAS_Talk provides many more options and features and is available to all members. Starting April 1, members will be receiving e-mail invites to join. Just accept the invitation, follow the instructions, and start TAAS_Talk-ing. TAAS-L will remain in operation only until May 1 so to keep up on TAAS, make sure to join TAAS_Talk.
FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE UNM OBSERVATORY
Each Friday night , during normal Fall and Spring Semesters, the UNM Campus Observatory, just two blocks north of Lomas on Yale, offers the opportunity to the public to observe from their dome with their Meade 14" telescope. TAAS members are regulars on site with their telescopes to show the sights of the evening and answer questions.
Check the UNM Observatory website or call their Hotline number 277-1446 after 3:00pm on Friday to check for closures or for more information. Parking and admission are both free. We thank you in advance for arriving before dark to park to avoid directing light to the observing area and for using only red lights after dark to preserve night vision.
Map to UNM Observatory
UNM Observatory website
Monthly Observing Challenge
Each month various objects are presented for observing by TAAS members.
At the beginning of each monthly general membership meeting, TAAS members will be asked to report their observing experiences.
TAAS members are encouraged to report their observing progress prior to the meeting on the TAAS-L.
TAAS members are encouraged to suggest objects for observing to email@example.com.