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Star gazing party sat 6/3/17 at Oak Flats

Discussion in 'NM- High Desert Cruisers' started by alia176, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. alia176

    alia176

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    Oak Flat Public Star Party

    Saturday, June 3rd

    Oak Flat Picnic Grounds, South of Tijeras

    The second event in our annual summer series of Oak Flat Public Star Parties will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at the Yucca and Juniper areas of the Oak Flat Picnic Grounds. Numerous TAAS telescopes of all types and sizes will ring the observing field in this dark-sky location generously assigned to our Society for many years to show the wonders of our New Mexico skies to the visiting public.

    The gates to the parking areas (restrooms are at Yucca only) will open at 6:00pm, so that guests can have time to picnic and enjoy the area and get to know the astronomers and their telescopes as they set up before darkness slowly moves in and observing begins. Sunset is at approximately 8:00pm.

    Free and open to the public--Families welcome! Bring jackets for any evening chill and water as needed, along with red light headlamps or flashlights to preserve night vision

    Dates for series events remaining are July 15, August 12, September 9

    See below for map
    http://www.taas.org/Maps/OakFlat.pdf
     
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    I'm considering going tonight, just waiting to see how the cloud cover is.
     
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    Arrived here a bit early, we are in the Yucca parking area