Astronomy Fundamentals Meeting

Next Meeting: Thursday, March 8, 2018

6:30 PM


Location: USGS Building, Room 253   (520 North Park Ave)
Contact: Dennis McMacken
Email: fundamentals[at]
Phone: 520-609-7860

Come and learn your way around the night sky to add to your observing enjoyment. Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month.


Previous Meeting: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Main Presentation:

Exoplanets and the Habitable Zone

Presenter:  Stephen Ferris

At the February meeting Stephen Ferris will give a talk on “Exoplanets and the Habitable Zone”.

Constellation of the Month:

Ursa Major

Presenter:  Doug Smith

The “Constellation of the Month” is “Ursa Major”, presented by Doug Smith..


  • Dennis and Bill Yohey are looking for people to present future “Constellation of the Month”, whether it is a favorite or a constellation you would like to learn more about.
  • Also, do you have a topic that you would be willing to present or a topic you would like to hear about? 

About the Astronomy Fundamentals SIG

The Astronomy Fundamentals Special Interest Group, is for all TAAA members who want to learn about and share the multiple aspects of the hobby.  It is not just for beginners or new members, though, of course, it is one of the best ways for them to learn about the club and hobby.  Please come and share in the fun, whether to learn something new or share some hard won knowledge.

Meeting Location

The USGS Building is on the northeast corner of Park and 6th Street.  Free parking is available nearby after 5pm.  The closest free parking is on the south side of 6th Street.  From Sixth Street turn south on Park, turn left into the alley behind The China Pasta House to get into the parking lot.  Or, park at the meters, they are also free after 5 PM.  There is a fee to park in the Sixth Street parking garage to the east.   The meeting room is on the second floor; use the stairway in the central courtyard.  An elevator is available on request.  Contact Dennis McMacken at phone number or email above.