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Andromeda Galaxy Group
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Telescope Building and Maintenance

TAAS has a very active group to help you build your own telescope or tune up your existing scope to keep in in tip-top shape. Veteran TAAS members with decades of experience in telescope building are at each meeting to help. Meetings are informal affairs, just bring your scope, your questions or your ideas for lively discussion and serious help.

The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth Street SE (Click here for a map) but make sure to check our calendar to be sure. The meetings are free and open to the public, no membership required but, be warned, after a few meetings, you'll want to join.

Get that scope working

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect about getting started in astronomy is to buy a telescope and not have it work properly. Often just simple tweaks and adjustments are enough to convert a dust-gathering, clothes horse in the corner into a telescope to bring the wonders of the heavens to you and yours. Just bring your scope in and let us help.

Build your own telescope

Or not

Today, there's no need to grind your own mirror. You can buy quality components, including the primary mirror at reasonable prices. Then you assemble the components into a scope to meet your precise needs. Again, our Telescope Building and Maintenance group is ready to help. Dozens of first-timers have built great scopes under their expert tutelage.

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