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Saturday, July 6
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, July 6
08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Jupiter & Its Moons
Join Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group for a star party featuring the king of the planets-Jupiter. To ancient Babylonians, the object represented their god Marduk; the Greeks visualized it as Zeus. Galileo would launch modern astronomy in 1610 with his telescopic observations and the discovery of its system of moons. Learn why NASA and the ESA are targeting the planet and its moons with robotic spacecraft launching in the 2020's. Scorpio is prominent to the south and a four day-old waxing crescent Moon graces the western sky.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, July 13
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, July 20
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Tuesday, July 23
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Friends Group Meeting
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park invites you to become a founder in the establishment of the Oliver Lee Memorial State Park “Friends Group”. At this meeting we'll be discussing next steps with the New Mexico State Parks volunteer coordinator and brainstorming about how to get the word out and recruit members to join us. The purpose of a friends group is to help the park with donations, fund raising and increase the support of local citizens. The goal is to make continued improvements to the park.
Fees: No Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, July 27
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, August 3
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, August 3
08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Saturn: Time & Agriculture
Join Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group for a star party featuring a tour of Saturn and its beautiful rings. Though many times the size of Earth, Saturn would float in a large bathtub like a beach ball due to its low density. View the home galaxy, the Milky Way, from our dark sky spot and view deep sky objects through telescopes. A three day-old waxing crescent Moon graces the western sky. Don't forget about our beautiful Oliver Lee sunsets!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, August 10
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, August 17
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, August 24
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, August 31
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, September 28
06:45 PM - 09:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Our Place in Space
Join Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group for a star party featuring a the Milky Way galaxy. Ancient people of east Asia saw the Milky Way as a silverly river in the sky, Galileo- using his telescope could see the haze as vast numbers of individual stars. Philosophers and astronomers viewed it as "the universe" well into the 20th century. Learn how the work of astronomers like Herber Curtis and Edwin Hubble changed our view of our place in space starting in the 1920's. Dress appropriately for a cool autumn evening.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, October 26
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Cygnus & Lyra
Join Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group for a star party on a moonless night featuring the constellations of Cygnus the Swan and Lyra (Harp). Cygnus is sometimes referred to as the Northern Cross and contains wisps of a supernova remnant. See corpses of once great stars now known as planetary nebula (Messier 27 and 57). The Milky Way, Jupiter and Saturn still reins the sky. Mercury will be visible shortly after sunset in the western sky. Come early and dress warmly for a beautiful Dog Canyon sunset.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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