Welcome to the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas
The Society was chartered in 1955 to promote the study of astronomy and
related fields and to pursue observation and construction of instruments
as a hobby.
Information Packet and Membership Application:
The TAS Information Packet and Membership Application is available for
download in PDF format. To view this
document you will need Adobe Acrobat reader. If you haven't already, download
your free reader now from Adobe.
Membership is open to anyone having an interest in astronomy and related subjects.
Annual dues are $50 (individual); add $4 for each additional family member. The dues
include subscriptions to The Spectrum and The Reflector.
You may apply online to join.
Meetings are held on the FOURTH FRIDAY of every month (except December)
University of Texas at Dallas campus in Richardson.
NOTE: During COVID, TAS Meetings will be virtual online meetings via ZOOM. TAS members in good standing will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to join the online ZOOM meeting.
The meeting begins at 7:30 PM in the Science Learning Center building- SLC on the campus map. Important:
Only park in lots H, I, or J. Parking anywhere else on campus could result
in a ticket. Click here
for a campus map. You can also click here to get a google map.
If you are a visitor, or if this is your first meeting, please check
in at the New Members & Visitors table set up outside the conference
room. The table will be set up at 7:00pm.
The meeting include programs presented by members or
guest speakers, a slide show of the current "Constellation of the
Month", a traveling library from which members may withdraw books,
and items for sale, such as T-shirts, books, and observing aids.
Summary of Benefits:
- Unlimited access to the club's observing site near Atoka, Oklahoma.
This site includes:
- Concrete telescope pads with electricity
- Observatory housing a Meade 16" LX200
- Restroom facilities
- Running water
- Solar heated shower
- Space for overnight camping
- Dark, smog-free skies
- Available to members at all times
- The Spectrum, the T.A.S. monthly newsletter.
- The Reflector, the Astronomical League quarterly national
- Monthly meetings with slide shows, films, guest speakers, beginners
talks, equipment displays, flea markets for equipment, and an extensive
astronomical library with books, slides, and charts available for loan.
- Advice and help from other club members on building and purchasing
telescopes, using binoculars, observing celestial objects, astrophotography,
computer applications ...and much more!!
- Various Special Interest Groups (SIGS):
- APSIG - Astrophotography
- ATMSIG - Amateur Telescope Makers
- Public Observing MAD DOGS
For more information, or to request an Information Packet and Membership
Application, contact TAS at: