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.

rule
nova new
Dues are Due. Final Announcement!

We still have several members who haven't renewed their dues for the year. See the membership web page for instructions on how to renew.

Next Public Meeting

Speaker: Vivian White
Sharing Our Love of Astronomy

Friday, February 17, 2017
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Show & Tell starts at 7:30 pm
Talk follows

Unitarian Universalist Church
1893 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore

Next Board Meeting

Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Round Table Pizza
1024 E. Stanley Blvd, Livermore

Members are always welcome at board meetings. Pizza is optional.
rule

The Latest News & Upcoming Events

February's meeting

NASA recognizes how effective amateur astronomers are at sharing the wonder of space within their communities and, along with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, formed the Night Sky Network to provide resources and support to astronomy clubs across the US. Find out about the ToolKits, handouts, and programs offered through this free program that now hosts over 400 astronomy clubs. Vivian will share information about this and other ASP programs dedicated to increasing science literacy through astronomy. She also brings updates on the latest eclipse plans and opportunities for August, including participation in the Google Megamovie.

Vivian White is the Director of Free Choice Learning at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, where she has been an astronomy educator for more than a decade. Her work takes her around the world and includes bringing astronomy to schools and museums as well as training amateur and professional astronomers in outreach.

Upcoming star parties

The following star parties hsvr been scheduled: Please contact 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 binocular highlights.

TVS Crystal Wine Glasses For Sale

wine glass 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 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.