Welcome to the Tri-Valley Stargazers Astronomy Club's web site. There is a lot
of information here on the many activities of the Tri-Valley Stargazers
(TVS). Learn why you should join the club to get the most out of your
amateur astronomy hobby in the east San Francisco Bay Area.
Dues are Due. Final Announcement!
We still have several members who haven't renewed their dues for the year. See the
web page for instructions on how to renew.
Next Public Meeting
Speaker: Vivian White
Sharing Our Love of Astronomy
Friday, February 17, 2017
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Show & Tell starts at 7:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
1893 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore
Next Board Meeting
Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Round Table Pizza
1024 E. Stanley Blvd, Livermore
Members are always welcome at board meetings. Pizza is optional.
The Latest News & Upcoming Events
NASA recognizes how effective amateur astronomers are at sharing the wonder of space within their communities and,
along with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, formed the Night Sky Network to provide resources and support to
astronomy clubs across the US. Find out about the ToolKits, handouts, and programs offered through this free program
that now hosts over 400 astronomy clubs. Vivian will share information about this and other ASP programs dedicated to
increasing science literacy through astronomy. She also brings updates on the latest eclipse plans and opportunities
for August, including participation in the Google Megamovie.
Vivian White is the Director of Free Choice Learning at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, where she has been an
astronomy educator for more than a decade. Her work takes her around the world and includes bringing astronomy to
schools and museums as well as training amateur and professional astronomers in outreach.
Upcoming star parties
The following star parties hsvr been scheduled:
- Friday 03/03/17, Emma Smith Elementary, Livermore
- Wednesday 03/08/17, Sunnset School, Livermore
- Friday 03/31/17, Valley Christian Elementary, Dublin
for further information.
The H2O Open Houses will be open to all club members and
the public. The Tesla Winery club Parties will be open to club
members and their guests. There will be no more parties this year, but
they will resume in the coming spring. Start and end times for the parties
will be announced later, but we usually plan to arrive at
the observing site about 30 minutes before sunset and wrap
up around midnight. Each star party will have a theme, including
topics like a tour of the constellations, planets and asteroids, or
TVS Crystal Wine Glasses For Sale
TVS is offering elegant crystal wine glasses for sale to club
members. You don't have to drink wine to enjoy the beautiful
TVS logo-etched stemware. Use them for your favorite beverage,
or they can be used as a beautiful container for small
plants. They are the perfect gifts for loved ones or friends.
Look for them at club meetings, where they will be sold for
$10/each. Don't drink alone, buy two! Support TVS. Thanks to
who got these wonderful glasses.
TVS Logo Wear
You may have seen some TVS members wearing shirts and jackets
embroidered with the TVS logo. If you are interested in obtaining an
embroidered logo item, you can do so by ordering whatever you would like
Land's End's Corporate Sales
section and specifying TVS logo #0118948. You will need to set up an account, which will
ask for the logo number and the TVS customer number (3452021).
TVS has also set up shop at
for members to buy non-embroidered TVS logo wear. You can have the TVS
logo put on t-shirts, mugs, buttons, hats, coasters, etc. You buy
through Cafepress, and Cafepress sends TVS a portion of the proceeds.
Visit the web site to see all the TVS logo possibilities.