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Sep
9
Fri
Tombaugh Observatory Open House
Sep 9 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House @ Tombaugh Observatory | Las Cruces | New Mexico | United States

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an observatory open house at the NMSU campus observatory at 8 p.m.Friday, Sept. 9. Astronomy personnel on hand will be Chris Churchill and graduate assistants Xander Thelen, Trevor Picard and Jacob Vander Vliet.

Guests can view Mars and Saturn together in the evening sky in the constellation of Scorpio. Telescopes will also have the center of the Milky Way Galaxy in view, and in this region there are many beautiful star clusters and globular clusters (tight groups of millions of stars). High in the sky, viewers will see the constellation Vega with its double-double star system and the famous ring nebula, which is the remnants of a dying star much like our own sun. The moon will be in the phase called first quarter and will make a wonderful sight.

Contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-4438 with questions. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening of stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

For information on what is up in September, go here: http://whatsouttonight.com/Resources/2016SepSkyWOT.pdf

Oct
7
Fri
Tombaugh Observatory Open House
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House

Open to the public.

Faculty member: Nancy Chanover

Graduate Students: Sean Markert, Sam Schonfeld, Rachel Marra

 

For information on sky events in October, go here: http://whatsouttonight.com/Resources/2016OctSkyWOT.pdf

Nov
4
Fri
Tombaugh Observatory Open House
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House

Open to the public.

Faculty member: Anatoly Klypin

Graduate Students: Jeremey Emmett, Laura Mayorga, Sean Sellers

Dec
9
Fri
Tombaugh Observatory Open House
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House

Open to the public.

Faculty member: Moira Prescott

Graduate Students: Jean McKeever, Carlos Vargas, Kathryn Steakley

 

Jan
20
Fri
Tombaugh Observatory Open House
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House

Open to the public.

Faculty member: Rene Walterbos

Graduate Students: Nigel Mathes, Gavin Mathes, Rebecca O’Sha

Feb
3
Fri
Tombaugh Observatory Open House
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House @ Tombaugh Observatory

Open to the public.

Faculty member: Jason Jackiewicz

Graduate Students: Sten Hasselquist, Lauren Kahre, Eric Underwood

Mar
3
Fri
Tombaugh Observatory Open House
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House

Open to the public.

Faculty member: Kristian Finlator

Graduate Students: Gordon MacDonald, Emma Dahl, Agnar Hall

Apr
7
Fri
Tombaugh Observatory Open House
Apr 7 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House

9Open to the public.

Faculty member: James McAteer

Graduate students: Jodi Berdis, Caitlin Doughty, Ethan Dederick

May
5
Fri
Tombaugh Observatory Open House
May 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House

Open to the public.

Faculty member: Jon Holtzman

Graduate students: Laurel Farris, Drew Chojnowski

 

http://whatsouttonight.com/Resources/2016SepSkyWOT.pdf

Sep
29
Fri
Campus Observatory Open House
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Campus Observatory Open House @ Campus Observatory

Welcome to the first open house of the 2017 Fall Semester. Your hosts will be: James McAteer, Jodi Berdis, Carlos Vargas, and Julie Imig.

The (September) Autumnal Equinox.

September Night Sky Chart.