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Stars and Stripes: Rio Rancho Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting and Stargaze

When I was in college, one of my favorite classes was Intro to Astronomy. Well, the lab mostly. The class mostly dealt with measuring astronomical units and lightyears to determine the space and timing between any two given formations in the universe. While that may sound interesting to some, the math-based curriculum proved too strenuous for this amateur. However, the stargazing lab was always amazing. We'd venture to the roof of the science building where multiple telescopes were on hand for astronomical viewing. So if that sounds remotely enticing to you, then the Rio Rancho Astronomical Society's monthly meeting and stargaze is the place to delve into those galactic interests. Mixing the astronomical with the patriotic, the event takes place at the Coronado State Monument in Bernalillo, “weather permitting.” The telescopes will be provided by members of the astronomical society where people can view “Saturn, various nebula, star clusters and galaxies.” Coronado State Monument, Bernalillo • Fri Aug 9 • 8 pm • View on Alibi calendar