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.

Painting Party!

There will be a special "painting party" at H2O on September 20th to refinish the observatory. Read more below!

Next Public Meeting

Speaker: TBA
Friday, September 19, 2014
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Lecture at 7:30 p.m.
Show and Tell follows

Unitarian Universalist Church
1893 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore

Next Board Meeting

Monday, September 22, 2014, 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

September's meeting

We do not have a speaker yet for this meeting yet. Watch this space for further announcements.

Painting Party at H2O

We will be having a painting party at the Hidden Hill Observatory on Saturday September 20th, the day after our regular meeting. We will be repainting the observatory building. If you want to help out, we will meet at Mines Road at 1:00 and caravan from there. We will supply the paint, but you should bring tools like scrapers, paint brushes, rollers, stepping stools, plenty of water for cleanup, etc. There will be a new Moon that night, so bring some dinner and plan to stay late. If you have a solar scope, you should bring that too. See you then!

Barcroft High-Altitude Star Party

This year's White Mountain star party will be held from Sunday September 21st through Friday September 26th. This joint venture with the Eastbay Astronomical Society is held at the University of California's White Mountain Research Center. The fee for attending is $65 per person per night. The location of the site plus its altitude of 12,450 feet assures exceptional viewing conditions. But it also offers some interesting challenges for people who are not accustomed to the high altitude. Please visit EAS's web page for a detailed description of this year's party. To sign up, contact .

Magazine Giveaway

TVS has back issues of S&T and Astronomy magazines freely available. If you are interested in being a recipient of these valuable resources of astronomical history, please make your interest known at a forthcoming club meeting. First come, first serve!

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.