Public Nights

The Tacoma Astronomical Society hosts free public viewing sessions each month at Pierce College near Fort Steilacoom. Indoor lectures, demonstrations and workshops are available at public nights regardless of the weather. On nights with clear skies TAS volunteers provide telescopic observations of the Moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, double stars and more. Each season boasts something new and exciting for our frequent guests. There is no charge for public programs or for observing. However, donations are gladly accepted. The donations are used to further public education and outreach programs.

We are currently scheduled to be in the Rainier Building off the north parking lot.

Pierce College, Fort Steilacoom Campus Map

The schedule of public nights is listed below and is also available as a downloadable file.

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Tacoma Astronomical Society Late 2016-2017 Public Night Schedule

Winter Hours: 7:30pm to 11:00pm,
October 1st to March 31st

Summer Hours: 9:00pm to Midnight
April 1st to September 30th

Upcoming Public Nights:

Date

Program

Presenter

01-21-17

Apollo Missions to the Moon

John Pettit

02-04-17

110 Celestial Objects

Jerry Armstrong

02-25-17

The Zodiac

John Pettit

03-04-17

Binocular Astronomy

John Finnan

03-25-17

Ancient Astronomy

Alice Few

04-08-17

Space Exploration

John Pettit

04-15-17

Space Rocks, Asteroids, and Comets

Alice Few

05-06-17

Constellations

TAS Students

05-20-17

Black Holes

Matt Flood

06-03-17

Aurora

John Pettit

06-17-17

The Sun

Chuck Jacobson

07-01-17

Constellations & Star Hopping

Bob Harris

07-15-17

The Calendar Problem

Brian Jencks

08-05-17

Astronomy Fair

TAS

08-26-17

Reasons for the Seasons

Ken Slavens

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Next Public Night:
Saturday, 01-21-17

Next General Meeting:
Tuesday, 02-07-17