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PostHeaderIcon The Summer 2016 edition of the NPO newsletter has been posted . . .

The Summer 2016 edition of the NPO newsletter has been posted to the web site. 

 

Last Updated (Thursday, 09 June 2016 15:57)

 

PostHeaderIcon Stars-N-Parks New Mexico State Parks program schedule for the Summer/ Fall 2016

Welcome to the NPO calendar of events. Here we will list the schedules for events such as the Stars-N-Parks, meetings and celestial happenings. Check back often, as this page will be updated as soon as new events are scheduled. Park your pointer over a month to view special events for that month. 

Summer and Fall 2016 NPO Stars n Parks Schedule

1: Saturday July 2nd, 2016, Percha Dam SP, SS 8:14 PM MDT, PS 9:15 PM, PE 10:45 PM.

The planet Jupiter is in the west, Mars is near the meridian, with Saturn trailing. The
summer Milky Way is rising. John Gilkison presenting.

2:  Saturday August 6th, 2016, Percha Dam SP, SS 7:56 PM MDT, PS 9:00 PM, PE 10:30
PM. The planet Jupiter is low in the west, both Mars and Saturn are past the meridian.
The Summer Milky Way is nearing the meridian. John Gilkison presenting.


3:  Saturday September 3rd, 2016, Percha Dam SP, SS 7:24 PM MDT, PS 8:20 PM, PE 9:50
PM. Venus is low in the west, Jupiter is lost to the Sun’s glare. Mars and Saturn are low in
the Southwest. The Summer Milky Way is very high in the South trailing to the Northeast.
John Gilkison presenting.

4:  Saturday September 24th, 2016, City of Rocks SP, SS 6:57 PM MST, PS 8:10 PM, PE 9:40
PM, Mars and Saturn low in the southwest, the Summer Milky Way is well presented.,
Andromeda Galaxy is rising in the east. Matt Wilson Presenting.

5:  Saturday October 1st, 2016, Rock Hound SP, SS 6:48 PM MST, PS 8:00 PM, PE 9:30 PM,
Mars and Saturn low in the southwest, the Summer Milky Way is well presented., Andromeda
Galaxy is rising in the east. John Gilkison Presenting.

6:  Saturday October 22nd, 2016, City of Rocks SP, SS 6:23 PM MST, PS 7:30 PM, PE 9:00 PM,
Saturn is setting in the SW, Mars is trailing, the Center of the Milky Galaxy is setting.
Andromeda Galaxy is high in the east. Matt Wilson Presenting.

7:   Saturday October 29th, 2016, Rock Hound SP, SS 6:16 PM MST, PS 7:25 PM, PE 8:55 PM,
Saturn is setting in the SW, Mars is trailing, the Center of the Milky Galaxy is setting.
Andromeda Galaxy is high in the east. John Gilkison Presenting

9:   Saturday November 19th, 2016, City of Rocks SP, SS 5:02 PM MDT, PS 6:10 PM, PE 7:40
PM, Saturn sets at the start of the program with Mars trailing. Andromeda Galaxy is high, the
Pleaides is well up in the east. Matt Wilson presenting.

10:  Saturday December 3st, 2016, Rock Hound SP, SS 4:59 PM MDT, PS 6:10 PM, PE 7:40 PM,
Venus and Mars are in the SW. Andromeda is high trailed by Cetus, and Orion is rising. The
Pleaides are observable. John Gilkison presenting.

11:  Saturday December 31st, 2016, City of Rocks SP, SS 5:10 PM MDT, PS 6:20 PM, PE 7:50
PM, Venus and Mars are in the SW. Andromeda crosses the meridian trailed by Cetus and Orion
is rising. The Pleaides are observable. Matt Wilson presenting. 

Stars-N-Parks New Mexico State Parks program schedule for the Summer/ Fall 2016


SP = State Park SS = Sunset, PS = Program
Start, PE = Program End. N.M. State Parks
Reach For The Stars Grant Programs ended in
March 2010, NPO programs listed below.
The Spring Southern New Mexico Star Party
runs from Thursday April 8, 2010 to Sunday
April 11, 2010, held at the pavilion in the Orion
Group Area at City of Rocks State Park, the
public program free, but the SNMSP is a
register and pay for event, registration forms
available on the NPO website www.astronpo.
org
Saturday April 10, 2010, City of Rocks State Park,
SS 7:25 PM, PS 8:35 PM, PE 10:05 PM, Mars
overhead, Saturn in the SE, the Spring
constellations are rising. Matt Wilson presenting.
Saturday April 17, 2010, Leasburg Dam State
Park, SS 7:25 PM, PS 8:35 PM, PE 10:05 PM,
Mars overhead, Saturn in the SE, the Spring
constellations are rising. Nils Allen presenting.
Saturday May 8, 2010, City of Rocks State Park,
SS 7:45 PM, PS 8:55 PM, PE 10:25 PM, Mars and
Saturn are high at program start, Venus is low in
the west, the Spring constellations are rising. Matt
Wilson presenting.
Check our website for Fall programming and our
announcement of the Fall Star Party we are trying
to arrange in Alpine, Texas. We should have an
announcement by June 2010.

Click for a map of City of Rocks SP and the Gene Simons Observatory

 
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