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: November 1; 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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:
- 2:00 PM to sundown: Solar telescopes;
- 7:00 PM: “History and Origin of Meteor Showers” presentation in preparation for the famous Leonid meteor shower mid-November;
- When stargazing is optimal: Green laser guided constellation tour;
- Ongoing: Star chart activity in the lobby;
- Ongoing: “Fabric of the Cosmos” in the theater; and
- Ongoing: 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;
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.