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phone: 505-254-TAAS (254-8227).
P.O. Box 50581, Albuquerque, NM - USA 87181-0581

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Observe, Educate, Have Fun

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GNTO New Moon Event-Members and Guests

July 26, 2014

GNTO NEW MOON OBSERVING-SATURDAY, JULY 26th

GNTO will be opened for members and their guests on Saturday, July 26th from 7pm til late. Alan Scott will be the opener for this session. Arrive well before dark to set up and socialize with the attendees. There are scopes to use, if you don't bring your own. Looking forward to clear skies for great observing as the planets and deep sky objects show off.

Contact gnto@taas.org with any questions--and always check here on "Last Minute Announcements" for any changes


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Next Observing Session" for TAAS Fabulous 50 Summer Sky

August 2, 2014

The next TAAS FAB 50 session is scheduled for the TAAS Public Star Party on Saturday August 2, 2014, to be held at the Oak Flat Public Area.

At these events, new astronomers will learn the summer portion of the TAAS Fabulous 50 objects in the night sky. These are objects that, once identified, will serve as building blocks for the further exploration of the night sky.

Dee's presentation from the FAB 50 session at the Rio Rancho Rainbow Park Observatory is available on the TAASFAB50 web site. Link on the next page.


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OAK FLAT STAR PARTY! -AUGUST 2nd

August 2, 2014

OAK FLAT PUBLIC STAR PARTY! SATURDAY, AUGUST 2ND - DUSK TIL LATE

The fire danger restrictions have been lifted at Cibola National Forest, which includes the Oak Flat/ Juniper Picnic Area, so we are on for another opportunity to observe in a fine dark-sky area near to Albuquerque.

We will begin with solar observing from about 6:00pm and invite all to come for this and to talk to the members as they set up their impressive array of telescopes on the observing field. ..perhaps even bringing a picnic dinner for the tables area.

At 8:00pm, Dee Friesen will present the TAAS Fabulous Fifty program, highlighting the main constellations and stars of the summer season along with observing tips. There will be a laser-guided constellation tour as the skies darken, and we ask that you use only red headlamps or flashlights to preserve night vision--and to not blind the telescope operators!


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Amateur Telescope Making/Maintenance

August 6, 2014

TELESCOPES! MAKE THEM-USE THEM-FIX THEM!

Next session - Wednesday, August 6th

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.


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Monthly Observing Challenge

Each month various objects are presented for observing by TAAS members.

 

 
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FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE UNM OBSERVATORY

August 22, 2014
Friday Nights will resume August 22nd, after the start of fall semester at UNM!
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