Saturday Aug 12, 2017
Contact:The Albuquerque Astronomical Society
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The fourth event in our annual summer series of Oak Flat Public Star Parties will be held on Saturday, August 12th at the Yucca and Juniper areas of the Oak Flat Picnic Grounds south of Tijeras. TAAS telescopes of all types and sizes will ring the observing field in this dark-sky location generously assigned by the Tijeras Ranger Station.
Adaptations were made for fire restrictions at the July star party, but we hope to have full open conditions for August. The gates to the parking areas (restrooms are at Yucca only) will open at 6:00pm, so that guests can have time to picnic and enjoy the area and get to know the astronomers and their telescopes as they set up before darkness slowly moves in and observing begins. Sunset is at approximately 7:57pm. Please arrive before dark.
Free and open to the public--Families welcome! Bring jackets for any evening chill and water as needed, and red light headlamps or flashlights to preserve night vision on the observing field
See www.taas.org for map and for any updates.