Saturday Oct 20, 2018
Contact:The Albuquerque Astronomical Society
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The Albuquerque Astronomical Society is on hand to share their knowledge of the heavens as well as the different telescopes. Star parties are a fun way to inspire curiosity about the universe.
PLACITAS PUBLIC STAR PARTY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH
Sponsored by The Albuquerque Astronomical Society and the Placitas Community Library
Autumn is here, and with it, the Placitas Star Party! The event will take place at the Placitas Community Library on Saturday, October 20th. The star party starts at dusk, as the first celestial objects shine in evening sky (sunset is at 6:24 p.m.), and continues into the night. There will be a variety of types and sizes of telescopes to guide you to the wonders of our dark skies.
The Placitas Star Party is free and open to all ages, so bring your family, friends and your curiosity. The members of The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) will be on hand to share their knowledge of the heavens as well as the different telescopes they bring. Star Parties are a fun and informal way to learn, meet other sky watchers and inspire lifelong learning about our universe. Please arrive well before dark for ease of parking and for watching the setup of the various types of telescopes. Dress warmly and only use red flashlights or headlamps in the observing area in order to preserve night vision.
Directions: From Albuquerque, take I-25 North to Exit 242 (Bernalillo). Turn right (East) on to Highway 165 and travel approximately 4.5 miles. The library is on the left (North) side of the road--if you pass the fire station, turn around! For more information, see www.taas.org , www.placitaslibrary.com , contact 867-3355 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org