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
Speaker: Rob Hawley
Using your Eyes and your Camera to get the most out of Solar Eclipses
Friday, January 20, 2017
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, January 23, 2017, 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
In 2017 totality only lasts for two minutes. During that time a lot happens. I will use my own experience (both good
and bad) to help the participants get the most out of the eclipse experience whether you are going to just view it
with your eyes or bring your portable observatory. For those who cannot attend the material I will be presenting (and
more) are in the YouTube movies linked from my website
Rob has been active in local astronomy and astronomy outreach since 2002. He is currently active in both the Fremont
Peak Observatory Association (where he is Treasurer) and in the Peninsula Astronomy Society. Since 1999 he has been
actively chasing the shadow of the moon attending every eclipse (except for 2003 in Antarctica). Along the way he has
learned a lot on how to take photographs (and how not to take them). 2017 will be his 14th.
Upcoming star parties
The following star parties hsvr been scheduled:
- Saturday 02/04/17, Muslim Community Center, Dublin
- Friday 03/03/17, Emma Smith Elementary, Livermore
- Friday 03/31/17, Valley Christian Elementary, Dublin
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.