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Star Party with The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS)

Observe the moon, jupiter, nebulae through large telescopes


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Mar 12, 2016
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


Albuquerque will co-host a public star party! As this event occurs the day before Daylight Saving Time begins, observation opportunities benefit from an earlier dark sky. Shop in the Open Space Gift Shop – special hours for the event.

Ongoing In the media room, the outstanding series "Cosmos" with Neil deGrasse Tyson will be running all evening.

A star wheel activity for young and old alike in the lobby--a take-away that can be used in the actual night skies outside to locate constellations.

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 Barry Spletzer on “The Science of Astrology” conference room. Guaranteed to entertain and educate.

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. Observations on the menu: the Moon as a waxing crescent, Jupiter and its moons, a touch of Uranus and many galaxies, nebulae and other deep sky objects. 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!

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