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NAME

Albuquerque Astronomical Society

ADDRESS

PO Box 50581
Albuquerque
New Mexico 87181-0581 USA

CONTACT

Jim Fordice

PHONE

5058033640

EMAIL

taas@taas.org

URL

http://www.taas.org

NUMBER OF MEMBERS

412

CLUB DESCRIPTION

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) is composed of over 400 members, making it one of the largest Astronomical Clubs in the United States. TAAS has many active programs for Public Outreach and Education including:
•       Public Star Parties
•       School Star Parties
•       Portable Planetarium
•       Astronomy 101
•       General Meetings
•       Cosmic Carnival
•       Museum Events
•       Amateur Telescope Building and Maintenance Sessions
•       Perihelion Banquet

TAAS owns and operates the General Nathan Twining Observatory (GNTO):
•       4-acre dark sky site located 45 miles south of Albuquerque
•       Main & Imaging Domes
•       Cafe & Meeting/Bunking buildings
•       22 Observing Pads

The Society has a large loaner scope program with over forty scopes available to members.