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.

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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 Member Contributions web page.

Next Public Meeting

Summer Barbecue saturn grill
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

July's meeting

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 around 7:00pm.

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:

Upcoming star parties

We have planned the following star parties: Please contact 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 any meeting.

TVS Crystal Wine Glasses For Sale

wine glass 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 through 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 Cafepress 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.