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.
See photos of the Lick Observatory tour
Several members have contributed photos of our recent Lick Observatory tour. These include movies
of the dome opening and the scope moving. You can see them all at our
Next Public Meeting
Friday, July 16, 2015
Set up at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner starts at 7:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
1893 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore
Next Board Meeting
Monday, July 18, 2016, 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
Our July meeting will be our annual Summer BBQ. Plan on working up an appetite by
helping to set-up and get the charcoal going at about 6:30pm. We will start eating
Jill is arranging to provide hamburgers, hotdogs and vegetarian black bean burgers,
along with a variety of toppings. Members are asked to bring a side dish with enough
for about five to eight people. Use the first letter of your last name to determine
which type of dish to bring:
- A-D Appetizer
- E-J Dessert
- K-O Macaroni or Potato Salad
- P-Z Green or Fruit Salad
Upcoming star parties
We have planned the following star parties:
- June 30th, Camp Gut Busters
- July 9th, Boy Scouts camp on Mines Rd.
- July 16th, Boy Scouts camp on Mines Rd.
- July 15-17th, Yosemite
- July 30th, Tesla Winery Star Party
- August 27th, H2O Open House
- September 24th, Tesla Winery Star Party
- October 7th, Pleasanton RADD Star Party at the Senior Center
for further information.
The H2O Open Houses will be open to all club members and
the public. The Tesla Winery Star Parties will be open to club
members and their guests. 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. Mark your calendars now!
Our Tesla Winery Star Parties will have a new twist this year.
For those wishing to participate, each party will have a theme
and observing list associated with it. Themes suggested so
far include a mini-Messier marathon, lunar features observing,
planetary night, star cluster observing, beginner's night,
and constellation identification. If you have an idea for
another theme, please mention it to a board member during
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.