Calendar

Mar
15
Fri
Observatory Open House
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Observatory Open House

Host: Rene Walterbos. Assisted by Minje Boem, Aleczander Herczeg, and Kelly Sanderson/

Apr
12
Fri
Observatory Open House
Apr 12 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Observatory Open House

Host: Anatoly Klypin. Assisted by Jodie Berdis, Julie Imig, and Rogelio Ochoa.

May
10
Fri
Observatory Open House
May 10 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Observatory Open House @ BX102, Tombaugh Observatory

Host: Kristian Finlator. Assisted by Jodi Berdis, David Decolibus, and Caitlin Doughty.

Public talk at 8:30pm in Biology Annex 102 (NW corner of Williams and Stewart), followed by observing at the Tombaugh Observatory.

Sep
6
Fri
Observatory Open House
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Observatory Open House @ BX102, Tombaugh Observatory

Host: Jason Jackiewicz. Assisted by David Decolibus, Sarah Kovac, Kelly Sanderson

Telescopes will open at 8:00pm.

Public talk at 7:30pm in Biology Annex 102 (NW corner of Williams and Stewart), followed by observing at the Tombaugh Observatory.

Oct
4
Fri
CANCELLED: Observatory Open House
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
CANCELLED: Observatory Open House @ BX102, Tombaugh Observatory

CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Host: James McAteer. Assisted by Sean Sellers, Alec Herczeg, Alexander Stone-Martinez

Nov
1
Fri
Observatory Open House
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Observatory Open House @ BX102, Tombaugh Observatory

Host: Kristian Finlator. Assisted by Bryson Stemock, Julie Imig, Oana Vesa

Dec
6
Fri
Observatory Open House
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Observatory Open House @ BX102, Tombaugh Observatory

Host: Jon Holtzman. Assisted by Caitlin Doughty, Minje Beom, Emma Dahl

Pre-observing talk at 7:00 in Biology Annex Room 102. Observing at Tombaugh Campus Observatory starts at 7:30. Visitors can attend either or both!

Jan
31
Fri
Observatory Open House
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Observatory Open House @ BX102, Tombaugh Observatory

Host: Chris Churchill. Assisted by Jeremy Emmett, Farhan Hasan, Manny Canas

Feb
28
Fri
Observatory Open House
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Observatory Open House @ BX102, Tombaugh Observatory

Host: Nancy Chanover. Assisted by Jodi Berdis, Annie Hedlund, Harrison Cook

Dec
21
Mon
Tortugas Mountain Observatory Open House (virtual)
Dec 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Tortugas Mountain Observatory Open House (virtual) @ Virtual

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will host a virtual online open house from the Tortugas (A) Mountain Observatory Monday, Dec. 21. This will coincide with a rare conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, an event when the two planets will be as close together in the sky as they have been for hundreds of years. The virtual event will be held via Zoom videoconferencing and will include a short virtual tour of the recently refurbished Tortugas Mountain Observatory, followed by some remote imaging of Jupiter and Saturn, weather permitting, as well as a short presentation about connection with research on these gas giant planets.

The online event will start at 4:30 p.m. and last until around 6 p.m. Participants will need to download Zoom before joining.

Zoom link: https://nmsu.zoom.us/j/94370800438

However, a password will be required to join the meeting. To receive the password, email  astro@astronomy.nmsu.edu and we will send you the password before the event. For more information, contact Jon Holtzman at 575-646-4438.