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Next Public Meeting

Summer Barbecue saturn grill
Friday, July 17, 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 20, 2015, 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 and hotdogs (actually chicken sausages), with a variety of toppings including blue cheese, mushrooms, bacon, etc. There will also be vegetarian black bean burgers, and she will provide caprese salad sticks (mozzarella ball, basil, kalamata olive and cherry tomato on a skewer). Members are asked to bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Please bring enough to feed about 5-8 people. Use the first letter of your last name to determine which type of dish to bring:

The Jack Marling scope is back in operation at H2O!

The Jack Marling 17.5-inch telescope is back up and running at H2O. Chuck and Roland reinstalled it on May 6, and it went back into service for the first time at the H2O Open House on May 9. The mount is non-motorized for now, but it moves smoothly by hand and any vibrations now seem to dampen quickly. Those of us attending the Open House were treated to outstanding views of spiral galaxy M51 and globular cluster M3.

Upcoming star parties

We have planned the following star parties: Please contact for further information.

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.