Astronomy Fundamentals Special
Interest Group (AFSIG)
Astronomy Fundamentals SIG was developed with
the beginner in mind, providing a resource for novice TAAA members and anyone else interested in
learning how to observe and enjoy the night sky. Monthly meetings
feature helpful presentations and discussions. TAAA also hosts a
beginner's star party each month for this group at the TIMPA
observing site. You don't have to own a telescope to enjoy these
events, and observing through member telescopes provides opportunities
to consider the types of telescopes that are available.
AFSIG provides opportunities to network with other new members,
as well as learn from more advanced amateur astronomers who
offer guidance and support to group members.
Resources Page for Astronomy Fundamentals Resources
Members Log in to view meeting schedules and other Members
Only resources for beginners.
Interest Group (AISIG)
The Astro-Imaging SIG supports those
TAAA members who have interests in astronomy photography. Group
members engage in a variety of imaging techniques including film
and CCD astrophotography. Meetings are held once per month where
members see and share some of the state of imaging art.
Presentations feature CCD images, planetary webcams, and film.
Everyone is welcome, and all levels are invited to show their
Come see what your fellow members
are doing. All levels of interest are welcome from those first
star trail images to advanced CCD imaging. Members are
encouraged to just show up and enjoy the show!
Observing Resources Page for Astro-Imaging
Beginning Astrophotography for tips from Dean
Members Log in to view meeting
schedules and other Members Only resources for astrophotographers.