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Aug
29
Mon
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
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

Sep
12
Mon
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Sep
26
Mon
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Oct
10
Mon
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Oct
24
Mon
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Nov
7
Mon
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Nov
21
Mon
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Nov
28
Mon
Planetary Group meeting
Nov 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dec
5
Mon
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am