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 2014 - 2015 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

01-10-15

How Big is Big, How Small is Small

Brian Jenks

01-24-15

Apollo Missions to the Moon

John Pettit

02-07-15

110 Celestial Objects

Jerry Armstrong

02-21-15

Moon

John Pettit

03-14-15

Our Solar System

TAS Students

03-28-15

Aurora

John Pettit

04-11-15

Space Rocks - Asteroids and Comets

Alice Few

04-25-15

Space Exploration - 7pm & 9pm Shows

John Pettit

05-09-15

Binocular Astronomy

John Finnan

05-30-15

Black Holes

Matt Flood and Louis St. Cyr

06-06-15

Ancient Astronomy

Alice Few

06-21-15

The Sun

Chuck Jacobson

07-11-15

Constellations and Star Hopping

TAS Students

08-08-15

Astronomy Fair XIII

TAS

08-22-15

Women in Astronomy

Guest Panel

09-12-15

Hubble

John Pettit

09-19-15

Reason for the Seasons

Ken Slavens

10-03-15

Cosmic Collisions

TAS Members

10-24-15

Halloween Special

TAS Students

11-07-15

Spectroscopy

Alice Few

11-21-15

New Horizons

Chuck Jacobson

12-05-15

Telescopes, Binoculars, and other Astronomy Gifts

Dave Armstrong

12-12-15

The Christmas Star

TAS Member

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Next Public Night:
Saturday, 01-10-15

Next General Meeting:
Tuesday, 01-06-15