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Star Party

Join the Albuquerque Astronomical Society for an evening of sky viewing!

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 16, 2019
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where

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

Description

The City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC) is excited to announce that we will be open until 10:00pm the evening of March 16 in order to give visitors ample time to enjoy the night skies during our Spring Star Party event. The event will also feature a Telescope Optics Demonstration, a 7PM presentation of the TAAS Fabulous Fifty, and more!

FULL SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:

  • 5PM-6:30PM: Solar viewing with scopes designed for safe observing of our own star, the Sun. Guests will be given information by TAAS members about what to look for and the forces and elemental makeup of our source of life.
  • 7PM: In the Kiva Room, a presentation by Phil Fleming on the TAAS Fabulous Fifty, the stars and constellations of the seasonal skies.
  • 6:30PM-10PM: Night sky viewing on the back patio will feature the beauty of the late winter/early spring skies. Mars, Uranus, a waxing gibbous Moon and deep-sky objects will be showing off for all!

ONGOING:

  • 5PM-9PM: Make your own Star Chart for the evening’s observations and to keep for use in your own backyard.
  • 5PM-9PM: Optics Demonstration: A demonstration by Boris Venet of the lens configurations which make telescopes possible.
  • Unique Astronomy Exhibits by TAAS
  • Cosmos! The outstanding series "Cosmos" with Neil deGrasse Tyson will be running all evening in the Media Room.

Price

Free

Contact

Kent Swanson
505-897-8831