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Old 02-17-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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Default Star gazing

Will (finally) be in Rio Rancho in 2 weeks -- was wondering what the star gazing scene is in the area (if any)

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Old 02-17-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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I don't know exactly what you mean about "star gazing scene" but if you want to hook up with some amateur astronomers, try the UNM Campus Observatory (http://panda.unm.edu/observatory/ - broken link) on Friday nights, 7-9, during Spring and Fall semesters.
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:12 PM
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There is the Albuquerque Astronomical Society. I know they have a web site.
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM.
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There is the Albuquerque Astronomical Society. I know they have a web site.
They have their own observatory in dark skies down by Socorro. Some day I will join the group.

I have taken my 6" Newt. out east on I-40 to a place in between Edgewood and Moriarty to look at comets several times. The mountain blocks the light from Albuquerque well enough.

Tom P.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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The Albuquerque Astronomical Society ( The Albuquerque Astronomical Society TAAS (http://www.taas.org/taas/index.php - broken link) ) has a star party in Placitas every Oct or Nov. Also check out the planetarium at the Natural History Museum.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Bernalillo, NM
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Default Rio Rancho Astronomical Society

Rio Rancho Astronomical Society meets once a month at Coronado State Monument in Bernalillo, including a public stargaze. See Rio Rancho Astronomical Society. Next meeting is tomorrow night. We've only been here 6 weeks and haven't made a meeting yet, but intend to check tomorrow's out.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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Consolidated and Updated URL's:
UNM Campus Observatory - Department of Physics and Astronomy | The University of New Mexico
National Public Observatory Web Site
TAAS Web Page - The Albuquerque Astronomical Society The Albuquerque Astronomical Society
RRAS - Rio Rancho Astronomical Society
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