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.
New TVS brochure
We now have a brochure that you can hand out at star parties to introduce people the to
club's activities. You can download it
. To print it,
use color, double-sided, and flip/bind along the short-edge.
Next Public Meeting
Speaker: Kim Grandfield
Photographing the Night Sky
Friday, October 21, 2016
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, October 24, 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
Kim Grandfield will be putting on a slide show about his experiences in the
last few years taking photographs after dark. These photographs include images
of lunar eclipses, aurora borealis and the milky way. Besides showing his
photos, Kim will discuss his photographic equipment and techniques for
acquiring these images.
Kim Grandfield grew up on a farm in Kansas. In 1971, fresh out of Kansas State
University with a degree in Nuclear Engineering, Kim moved to California to
take a job with General Electric in San Jose, Ca. In 1975 his passion for the
outdoors led to him to founding Sunrise Mountain Sports in Livermore,
CA. Kim's interest in documenting his outdoor adventures has always fueled his
interest in photography. In the past few years Kim has been experimenting with
various forms of night photography.
Upcoming star parties
We have planned the following star parties:
- October 21-23, Antique Telescope Society annual meeting, Flagstaff AZ
- November 9th, Outreach at St. Michael School
- December 7th, Outreach at Sunset Elementary School in Livermore
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.