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Tuesday, July 21
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Starry Nights
Join us for a tour of the night sky. We’ll point out constellations, planets and maybe even the International Space Station. It’s amazing what you can see without a telescope! Dress for our cool desert evenings and bring a chair and binoculars if you want. Meet at site #36.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, September 19
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Oliver Lee
The Gas Giants
Join Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group for a star party featuring the Milky Way galaxy and the gas giants of our solar system: Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. Ancient people of east Asia saw the Milky Way as a silvery river in the sky. Philosophers and astronomers viewed the Milky Way 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. Galileo - using his telescope gave humanity its first glimpses of the solar system’s gas giants. A thin waxing crescent Moon will be visible in the western sky.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, October 17
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Cygnus & Lyra, Swans & Harps
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group will host 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 one great stars now known as planetary nebula (Messier 27 and 57). The Milky Way, The Summer Triangle, Jupiter and Saturn still rein the sky.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, November 21
05:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Cygnus & Lyra, Swans & Harps
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group will host a star party featuring our nearest neighbor. See craters, mountains and rilles on the lunar surface.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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