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.
The Latest News & Upcoming Events
This month is our Holiday dinner. We'll be opening the doors at 6:30 to set up the tables
and chairs, and then the feast will begin at 7:00 PM. TVS will provide the drinks and
paper/plasticware. In addition Jill Evanko will provide the main course for this month's
holiday celebration, possibly turkey and/or tri-tip. Members are asked to bring a dish to share,
and of course bring family and friends to share in the festivities. Based on the first letter of your
last name members are asked to bring a dish to share:
- A-D Macaroni or Potato Salad
- E-J Green or Fruit Salad
- K-O Appetizer
- P-Z Dessert
Meet out new board!
As a result of the election at the November club meeting, our new board comprises
Rich Combs (President), Eric Dueltgen (Vice President), Roland Albers (Treasurer),
and Ron Kane (Secretary). In addition we welcome Dave Feindel as an "at large"
member, and Jim Theberge who has volunteered to do Publicity.
Dispose of your eclipse glasses!
Don't toss those eclipse glasses! Astronomers Without Borders has a
Eclipse Glasses Donation Program
to reuse eclipse glasses. TVS is registered as an eclipse glasses donation site, the only one in the Tri-Valley.
Bring your lightly used solar eclipse glasses to our general meeting, or mail them to our PO Box, P.O. Box
2476, Livermore, CA 94551 We will forward them to the AWB sponsor, Eclipse Scientific. They will be put to
better use than gathering dust in your attic!
Upcoming star parties
The following star parties have been scheduled:
- Wednesday 11/29/17, Outreach party at Altamont Creek School in Livermore, setup 5:30
- Wednesday 12/06/17, Outreach party at Sunset School in Livermore, setup 5:30
The H2O Open Houses are generally open to all club members and the public.
The Tesla Winery club parties are generally open to club members and their
guests. 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 Please contact
for further information.
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.