Tallahassee Astronomical Society

Photo of Lagoon Nebula by TAS Member Dan Fairchild 

MISSION: Sharing the starry sky with others, reducing light pollution, and fostering science through astronomy.

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Who We Are

Welcome to the Tallahassee Astronomical Society,  also affectionally known as  "TAS"! We are a society of amateur astronomers eager to share  our love of the night sky with others.  We provide public outreach about astronomy, encourage each other in observing the night sky, and support community efforts to encourage stargazing, such as the Library Telescope program.  We also work to limit or reduce light pollution. Without dark skies, we won't be able to see astronomical wonders such as the photo of the Lagoon nebula in our header, above. 

TAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy, regardless of your age, income, experience level, or any other conditions.  If you’re breathing and are interested in the night sky, get in touch!

How to connect with us

TAS works closely with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Night Sky Network of astronomy clubs.  The  links below will take you to our NSN page where you can:

TAS members are encouraged to sign up with the NSN to receive important notifications about meetings, events, and event cancellations (usually due to clouds!) 

Night Sky Network Tallahassee Club Site

What we do

Our club provides sidewalk observing at Cascades Park in downtown Tallahassee during the quarter moon, and we have a dark sky observatory with a Go-To-equipped 14" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope for use by our club members.  We also conduct outreach and service activities throughout the community.  Our club includes experienced and talented astrophotographers -- scroll down to see examples of their work in our image carousel! 

On the first Saturday of each month, TAS conducts a FREE planetarium show, "Skies Over Tallahassee" at the Challenger Learning Center.  This fun-filled (not to say "silly") show will keep you up to date with the ever-changing events in our heavens.  Appropriate for any age.  

See our Night Sky Network calendar for more information and to confirm times and dates, or to request an event.

When and Where

TAS monthly meetings are held at the Challenger Learning Center, 200 S Duval Street, Tallahassee FL 32301.  We generally meet the 3rd Monday of each month, but please check the calendar below for meeting dates and times, as well as for notices of any cancellations.   See below for a map to the Challenger Learning Center in downtown Tallahassee.  

To request an event, please visit the NSN Calendar Site directly. 

To pay membership dues or donate to TAS, please visit the Dues page or go directly to our  PayPal Site

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TAS Astrophotography Gallery -- Photographs by TAS members using personal equipment


Scroll down to see the club events and moon phase calendars. 

Here is a view-only version of our club events calendar on the Night Sky Network.  To request an event, visit our NSN Site directly by clicking    here