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phone: 505-254-TAAS (254-8227).
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Amateur Telescope Making/Maintenance

September 17, 2014


Next session - Wednesday, September 17th

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.


Explora Adult Night

September 19, 2014

Come and wow the crowds at Explora Adult Night September 19. The event runs 6:30-10:00 pm and you can setup as early as 5:00pm. Just bring your scope and your enthusiasm for a great time.


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.