The Tri-City Astronomy Club of Southeastern Washington is a non-profit organization for the enjoyment and advancement of amateur astronomy. Our members volunteer their time, equipment, and knowledge of astronomy to the school systems and general public of Benton-Franklin Counties.
Our club usually meets at 7:30 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Richland at 1322 Kimball Avenue. Parking is at the rear of the church. Alternatively we may meet at the Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Drive. Check the Events Calendar or the scrolling news banner for actual meeting times and locations. Each month we feature a guest speaker or topic. Visitors are welcome.
From March thru October we hold public star viewing sessions (Star Parties) at local schools, local parks, LIGO, and the Columbia Basin College Moore Observatory. The club's Blue Mountain Star Party is held annually near Ukiah, OR. See the Events Calendar page for more information on upcoming club events.
The annual dues for full membership are $30, which includes the whole family. This also entitles you to receive a discount on subscriptions to either Sky & Telescope or Astronomy magazines, plus special purchases of some astronomy related books and software. You do not have to own a telescope to be a member, just have an interest in astronomy.
You can also find us on our facebook group page.