Member Benefits

Special Interest Groups

Sub-groups formed to study areas of special interest.

Astronomy Fundamentals

afsig-logoHolds monthly meetings on topics of interest to the budding astronomer and the seasoned veteran. This multifunctional group presents a basic astronomy course; sponsors workshops and guided observing programs.

Starry Messenger

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This multi-faceted group reaches out to the public in many ways to share the awesomeness of our universe.

Astronomical Imaging

Members meet monthly to share their images and discuss astro imaging, hardware & software, and the issues that may arise.

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Equipment Lending Program

We have telescopes and accessories that members can borrow. This allows members to test the various equipment types before buying.

Affiliation with National Organizations

Opportunity to meet and associate with astronomy professionals and share your astronomy knowledge with others.

Magazine Discounts

Members get club discount on Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazine subscriptions.


Access to Club Library

Our club library contains many books and CD’s that are available to our members. [Read More]

Specialty Workshops

Guided projects to build astronomy equipment. Our current projects include building white light solar filters and lamps which help preserve night vision.

Guided Observing Programs

Include observing constellations, the sun, the moon, our solar system, and double stars. We even have a family observing program.

Link to your Website

We will provide a link from our website to yours.

Now that you have seen what we are about, you might want to consider joining with us. If you join with us, you will receive a New Member Packet which includes the following:

  • Welcome Letter
  • TAAA Privacy Policy
  • Star party Etiquette
  • Getting Started in Astronomy
  • Astronomy for Beginners
  • TAAA Lending Programs
  • Helpful Astronomy Product Reviews

…and we provide mentoring where needed.

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