Star Party & Cosmic Carnival

Join us for the Star Party and Cosmic Carnival.


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Nov 03, 2018
01:00 PM - 09:00 PM


Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) and the Open Space Visitor Center/City of Albuquerque host a day of science explorations of astronomical proportion.

This event features presentations, exhibits, demonstrations, telescopes, a portable planetarium and finishes with a large star party on the back patio.

Event Schedule

  • Cosmic Carnival from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Star Party from 6 pm. to 9 p.m.

About: Cosmic Carnival

  • Interactive exhibits with Explora. Science Center, Sandia National Laboratories, the Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS), and more.
  • Safe viewing of our nearest star, the Sun.
  • On the Back Patio: Telescope discovery and display.
  • In the Kiva Room: Portable Planetarium Shows. Limit 25 people per show.
    Free same-day tickets available in the lobby.

About: Star Party

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society and the Open Space Visitor continue this astronomically fun day with a Star Party.

  • On the patio: Star and planet observations with telescopes from the Albuquerque Astronomical Society and constellation tours of the heavens.
  • At 7 p.m. in the Kiva Room: "TAAS Fab 50 - Learning the Autumn Sky," a talk by Phil Fleming.
  • Ongoing:
    • Star chart making activity with TAAS members
    • Telescope discovery display
    • Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos in the Media Room

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Kent Swanson