WHAT: Star gazing and astronomy programs
WHERE: Open Space Visitor Center; 6500 Coors Blvd. NW; located between Montaño Rd and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd.
INSTRUCTIONS: Bring only red flashlights and headlamps to preserve night vision.
The City of Albuquerque and The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) are pleased to be co-hosting a public star party which will include a talk on amateur astronomy and a demonstration; many types and sizes of TAAS telescopes on the large open patio for your viewing pleasure, accompanied by members eager to tell you all about the stars, planets and galaxies visible for observing; a green laser guided constellation tour; and an astronomical activity in the lobby for the young and all star-lovers.
The event will begin at 6:30 pm, as it will be dark by that time, due to the end of daylight savings time, and observing will continue throughout the evening. The lecture will be in the Kiva Room at 8:00 pm. We will also give the latest updates on Comet ISON and information on internet links you can go to daily to advance your knowledge of our Universe.
Arrive early to park and become accustomed to the dark. Please use only red flashlights and headlamps to preserve night vision.
This event is free and open to the public, so please join us to celebrate the beautiful skies of New Mexico.
Go to www.taas.org for details and a map to the Open Space Visitor Center (6500 Coors Blvd., NW, at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd., between Paseo del Norte and Montano) and send questions to [email protected].