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Star Party

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society and the Open Space Visitor Center co-host the annual Star Party, a night filled with telescope viewings, presentations, and craft activities.

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 04, 2017
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Where

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

Description

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) and the Open Space Visitor Center will co-host this popular, family-friendly annual event.

  • Ongoing in the lobby: educational displays and astronomical-themed activities.
  • 6:00 pm (Sunset). TAAS telescopes of all sizes on the back patio to give visitors views of the stars of the spring skies.
  • 7:00 pm Presentation by Barry Spletzer on “Getting Started in Astronomy" in the Visitor Center Kiva Room. A perfect introduction to enjoying for stars and night skies! Appropriate for all ages.

On the back patio, TAAS telescopes of all sizes and types will be gathered to give visitors outstanding views of the stars of the early spring skies, the moon, a variety of planets, galaxies and more!

Please dress in layers for the chilly evening weather, red light headlamps or flashlights to find your way while preserving night vision, and a sense of curiosity and wonder!

About the Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC):  The Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Blvd. NW between Montaño Rd. and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd.  The Center is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and closed Mondays.  Call 897-8831 for more information.

The OSVC, interpretative gardens and art gallery act as a hub for the City’s many beautiful Open Space properties. The mission of the OSVC is to convey and deepen the relationship between Albuquerque’s Open Space Division and the broader community. At the OSVC, we strive to provide an exceptional environment to enjoy, experience, and learn about public lands, wildlife and our cultural heritage.

Price

Free

Contact

Kent Swanson
505-897-8831