Friday March 8, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Contact:The Albuquerque Astronomical Society
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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.
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