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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Dues are due!

It's that time of year when dues are due. See more information below.

Next Public Meeting

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Friday, December 18, 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, December 21, 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

December's meeting

This month is our Holiday dinner. We'll be opening the doors at 6:30 to set up the tables and chairs, and then the feast will begin at 7pm. Watch this space for more information as the time gets closer.

Dues are due!

It is coming to that time of year when dues are due. While you are at it you might want to update your memberhsip information too, which you can do by visiting our membership web page. After you fill out that form you will be directed to our payment page to complete the process. This would be a good time for you to add a little contribution to the club!

Board Elections Results

Our annual election of club officers was be held during our November meeting. The board members are Chuck Grant for president, Rich Combs for vice-president, Jill Evanko for secretary, and Roland Albers for treasurer.

Jack Marling Awards

The Jack Marling Award is the award given by the Tri-Valley Stargazers to a member for their outstanding contributions to the club over long periods of time. The award includes honorary free life-time membership in the club. The award is not given on a regular basis, but can be given at any time when the board of directors becomes aware of a sufficiently meritorious candidate.

New awards have now been given to Alane Alchorn and Alan Gorski, who have given many years of service, tirelessly leading and participating in nearly every function of the club. Previous recipients of the award are Don Machholtz, Rich and Barbara Green, Rich Combs, and Debbie Dyke.

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.