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The Albuquerque Astronomical Society presents a Star Party!

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 08, 2014
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where

Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
505-897-8831

Description

STAR PARTY

 with The Albuquerque Astronomical Society

 

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.

WHEN: March 8; 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

FEE:  FREE

INSTRUCTIONS: Bring only red flashlights and headlamps to preserve night vision.

 

Albuquerque, NM— 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 “The Science of Astrology”; many types and sizes of TAAS telescopes on the large open patio accompanied by members eager to tell you all about the stars, planets and galaxies visible for observing; a green laser guided constellation tour; and a star chart activity in the lobby.

 

The event will begin at 6:00 pm. The “Science of Astrology” talk will be in the Kiva Room at 7:00 pm. The green laser tour will begin when star gazing is optimal. 

 

Come by between the hours of 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM to view the sun through a solar telescope.

 

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];  or  go to www.cabq.gov/openspace, phone 505-897-8831

Price

Free