Public Talk: Janna Levin: Black Hole Blues
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Graduate Program Information Session
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Graduate Program Information Session @ virtual

Please join us for a virtual information session discussing the Astronomy graduate program. This is targeted for prospective graduate students, and will cover topics such as the admissions process, the research areas carried out by department members, our observational facilities, living in Las Cruces, and graduate-student life in general.

Current faculty and graduate students will be on hand to answer all of your questions.

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See you there!

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:

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