Public Star Party at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, Albuquerque
PLEASE NOTE!
Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
All non-essential businesses are closed, public gatherings are prohibited!
(One day some of these events will be rescheduled or will resume, but they are not happening now!)

Public Star Party

Friday March 8, 2019

7851 Second Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
US

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society

Phone: N/A
Website: Click to Visit

Arrive before 6pm to become oriented to the area and follow the signs to "Bosque/Outdoor Classroom." Hear a designation talk, constellation tour and observed the stars.

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TAAS PUBLIC STAR PARTY
VALLE DE ORO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
MARCH 8TH, FRIDAY - 6:00-10:00pm
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Our first public star party held at this excellent venue, close to Albuquerque and with outstanding dark skies..and lots of parking! Please arrive before 6:00pm to park and become oriented to this area and prepare for observing! Follow the signs to "Bosque/Outdoor Classroom", park at designated spots, then follow signs to "Outdoor Classroom".   A full schedule--which will include a welcome, designation talk, constellation tour and observing will follow your arrival.

The Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is a protected area in New Mexico, established in 2012 and managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, located 7 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico at 7851 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105, with an area of 570 acres. It is working toward an Urban Dark-Sky designation and is assisted in achieving this with public star parties and other astronomical offerings to the community. Maps are available at www.taas.org

Join us on March 8th to explore the early spring skies and become familiar with this exceptional asset to our community, and the Rangers who manage it. Jim Fordice and Steve Snider will be the TAAS Owners and Hosts

(On April 10th, Valle de Oro NWR will be the venue for another public star party, this time sponsored by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science-Space Science and supported by TAAS telescopes)

See www.taas.org for details and maps