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Saturday, October 21
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Shadows of Once Great Stars
The Amateur Astronomers Group will be sponsoring a tour of the fall sky. The constellations of the Summer Triangle and the Milky Way still reign supreme in the night sky. Come see the Veil Nebula and Messier 27, the Dumbbell Nebula, the brightest and one of the biggest of the planetary nebulas as seen from Earth. The first planet discovered by telescope, Uranus, will be at opposition. Dress warmly, come early and enjoy the beauty of Dog Canyon at sunset.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, November 18
05:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Oliver Lee
The Princess Andromeda
The Amateur Astronomers Group will be sponsoring a tour of our nearest galactic neighbor-the Andromeda Galaxy. One hundred years ago the Milky Way was thought to be the only galaxy in the universe, but in 1917 that picture began to change. Come hear an ancient story of a most beautiful princess and how we discovered our place in a much larger universe. come early, dress warmly and bring binoculars if you have them to our last event of the 2017 season.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, February 17
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Orion or Osiris
Various cultures around the Earth viewed the heavens and created great stories that have been passed down through the generations. This month the Amateur Astronomers Group is hosting a star party that features the constellation Orion. Some cultures saw a warrior, others saw a great hunter, while others equated it to death and the afterlife. Telescopes reveal a great nebula in Orion, also known as Messier 42, or the Orion Nebula-a place where new generations of stars are currently being born. Come early and dress warmly to hear stories from generations past to current research at our first event of the 2018 season.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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