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Sunday, April 1
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, April 7
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Sunday, April 8
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, April 14
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Sunday, April 15
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, April 21
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, April 21
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Oliver Lee
The Moon
Galileo's first views of the Moon through a telescope launched a revolution in science and forever changed our understanding of the universe. Join Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group and tour the first quarter Moon close-up through telescopes far better than those of Galileo. See lunar craters and mountain ranges and how those relate to our own vistas from Oliver Lee Memorial State Park. See other bright deep sky objects and hear stories from ancient mythologies to modern scientific discoveries.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Sunday, April 22
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, April 28
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Sunday, April 29
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, May 5
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Sunday, May 6
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, May 12
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Sunday, May 13
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, May 19
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, May 19
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Beautiful Venus
Join the Amateur Astronomers Group as we highlight Venus and the first-quarter Moon at this month's star party. To the Greek and Roman cultures, Venus represented beauty, love and fertility. These ancient cultures built statues and temples to honor her and she inspired art through the ages. The Mayan culture developed their calendar based on the movements of Venus and the Moon. Come to Oliver Lee Memorial State Park to hear the stories and science of Venus and learn about the 'colorful' astronomer Tycho Brahe and see the crater on the Moon named after him.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Sunday, May 20
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, May 26
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Sunday, May 27
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, June 16
08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Scorpions and Coconut Trees
Orion the Hunter once boasted that he could kill all the animals of Earth. Juno, the wife of Jupiter, placed a scorpion on a path Orion frequented which stung and nearly killed him. To keep the peace, Jupiter vanquished both to the heavens in opposite skies so they can never meet again. The Orion constellation has set for the season, so the constellation Scorpius now rules the skies. South Pacific islands do not have scorpions so they saw the constellation as a coconut tree swaying in the wind. Which do you see? Come glimpse atmospheric bands on the planet Jupiter and star clusters in Scorpio, along with the latest findings from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, July 14
08:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Oliver Lee
The Ringed Planet
The jewel of the solar system, Saturn, will be featured at this month's star party at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park. In ancient Greek stories, Saturn is known as Chronos, or father time, due to its slow apparent motion across the evening sky. In Roman mythology, Saturn is known as the god of agriculture. See Titan and learn why it is one of the most interesting moons in the solar system. Jupiter, Scorpio and the Summer Triangle also reign in the night sky.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, August 11
08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Our Planetary Neighbors
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group host a star party highlighting our nearest planetary neighbors Mars and Venus. 2018 provides one of the better planetary alignments for Mars and the polar caps are visible through telescopes. Venus on the other hand is shrouded in sulfuric acid clouds and has hellish surface temperatures. Learn why Mars is too cold, Venus is too hot and Earth is "just right". Deep-sky objects in Scorpio and Sagittarius abound as Earth's night sky faces our galactic center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, September 15
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Oliver Lee
The First Quarter Moon
Our nearest celestial neighbor will be highlighted this month. The Sea of Tranquility and the Sea of Serenity will be along the terminator on the Moon and learn how the features got their names. These areas are the landing spots for the Surveyor 5, Apollo 11, Apollo 17 and Luna 21 missions. Venus, Jupiter, Mars and the Moon will trace out an imaginary line called the ecliptic across the sky bisecting the Milky Way.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, October 6
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Oliver Lee
The Milky Way
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group host a star party highlighting the early fall evening sky. The Milky Way and the constellations of the Summer Triangle reign supreme. Ever wonder why our galaxy is called the Milky Way? Learn why the Milky Way that we do see represents only a small portion of our galaxy. Dress warmly come early and witness a beautiful Dog Canyon sunset.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, November 10
05:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Queen Cassiopeia
The AAG will be hosting a tour of the northern constellation Cassiopeia. In Greek mythology, Cassiopeia was the queen of Aethiopia who boasted about her unrivaled beauty and how Jupiter punished her by placing her in the sky. Learn about Cassiopeia's daughter Andromeda and see our large neighboring galaxy by the same name. See several colorful double stars along with the lovely Double Cluster. A slim waxing Moon will grace our western sky shortly after sunset.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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