Astronomical Society (TAS) was formed in 2003 by a handful
of amateur astronomers interested in getting together to
view the night-time sky from the darkness of central Nevada.
Our purpose is to promote interest in astronomy and related
sciences in central Nevada for the general public and for
Anyone with an interest in astronomy may
come to our meetings to learn more about us, or join us at
one of our public “star parties” to view stars, planets, and
Business meetings are held monthly in the
Perchetti Room of Tonopah Station (the Ramada Inn), at 10
a.m. every first Saturday of the month, except December.
Star parties are generally held on weekend evenings in
various locations around town, including the Tonopah
Historic Mining Park, once to twice a month between spring
and fall, weather permitting.
In addition, we also hold an annual
Central Nevada Star Party (CNSP), at scenic Monte Cristo,
the designated site of Nevada’s newest State Park, 35 miles
northwest of Tonopah, where the skies are as dark as can be
found anywhere in the “lower 48”.
TAS members own a variety of telescopes,
including 14- and 12-inch Meade “go-to” compound telescopes,
along with several smaller scopes of various designs, and we
are eager to share the views of the dark sky through them
For additional information on meetings,
star parties, or club membership, click on the TAS website
link below, check the “Community
Calendar” in the Tonopah Times-Bonanza newspaper, or
call the number below.
We hope to see you at one of our
meetings, or better yet, at a star party!
For additional information, call:
Additional Links of Interest:
Town of Tonopah
Tonopah Chamber of Commerce
Tonopah Historic Mining Park
Central Nevada Museum
Tonopah Development Corporation
Nevada Commission On Tourism