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STAR PARTY with The Albuquerque Astronomical Society

Check out telescopes at one of the best places to view the heavens in the City!

When

This event has already happened.
Nov 01, 2014
01:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Where

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

Description

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

FEE: FREE

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

INFORMATION: www.cabq.gov/openspace; (505)897-8831; [email protected]

 

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 [email protected]

Price

Free