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.
Next Public Meeting
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
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 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:
- A-F Dessert
- G-L Macaroni or Potato Salad
- M-R Green or Fruit Salad
- S-Z Appetizers
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:
- Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18, Yosemite Star Party
- Tuesday, July 28, 8:00 to 10:00, Girl Scout star party at the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton
- Saturday, August 8, H2O Open House
- Saturday, September 19, Tesla Winery Star Party, 8:00-12:00
- Saturday, Ocotber 17, Tesla Winery Star Party, 8:00-12:00
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
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.