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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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Saturday, March 17
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Mini-Messier Marathon
Charles Messier was a French astronomer around the time of the American Revolution. Comets were all the rage and Mr. Messier was out to build a catalog of objects in the sky that were not comets. Today we find these are some of the most interesting things to look at in the sky. Spring is the season when you can see all the Messier objects. Join us at the Oliver Lee Memorial State Park group shelter and the Alamogordo Astronomy Group will present a tour of some of the Messier catalog. Come early and catch a view of our nearest star through solar telescopes.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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