The Amateur Astronomers Group is located in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The majority of our members are from South Central New Mexico. We are comprised of amateur astronomers with a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. Our group primarily supports Oliver Lee State Park and the New Mexico Museum of Space History with their astronomy events along with other local outreach opportunities. The membership ranges from beginners to highly advanced individuals conducting scientific research. We welcome everyone, especially families and youngsters. Telescopes NOT required. Best of all membership is FREE!


CURRENT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
and the
Amateur Astronomers Group


Schedule of Night Sky Programs 2017

For information call: 575-437-8284

Program Name: Downtown Lights
Date(s): July 22, 2017 Time: 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm Location: To be announced
Description: Join the Amateur Astronomers Group as the constellation of Sagittarius takes center stage this month. To the naked eye, the constellation resembles a teapot with steam coming out from its spout. From our perspective in the galaxy, Sagittarius is in-line with the "downtown view" of our galaxy. On Earth, downtown is where the large structures and bright lights are located. Sagittarius is home to many open and globular clusters, star forming regions, and the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. Come early to hear stories about how we found our place in the galaxy. For information call: 575-437-8284


Program Name: Perseids Meteor Shower
Date(s): August 12, 2017 Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm Location: Meet at Group Shelter
Description: The Perseids are one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can appear anywhere in the sky. For information call: 575-437-8284


Program Name: The Summer Triangle
Date(s): October 21, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Location: Meet at Group Shelter
Description: The Amaetur Astronomers Group will be sponsoring a tour of the fall sky. The constellations of the Summer Triangle and the Milky Way still reign supreme in the night sky. Come see Messier 27, the Dumbbell Nebula, the biggest and brightest of the planetary nebula as seen from Earth. Dress warmly, come early and enjoy the beauty of Dog Canyon at sunset. For information call: 575-437-8284




OTHER EVENTS

in south-central New Mexico
with the
Amateur Astronomers Group


Schedule of Programs 2017



Program Name: US Forset Service Star Party
Date(s): August TBD, 2017 Time: 8:00 pm to 12:00 am Location: Sacramento Mountains
Description: The Amateur Astronomers Group in conjunction with Lincoln National Forest will hold a star party for their at-risk youth program.

Program Name: Girl Scout Star Party
Date(s): August 9, 2017 Time: 8:00 pm to 12:00 am Location: Sacramento Mountains
Description: The Amateur Astronomers Group in conjunction with Lincoln National Forest and the Girl Scouts will hold a star party on August 9, 2017.

Program Name: Aguirre Springs Campground
Date(s): September 23, 2017 Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm Location: Meet at Group Shelter
Description: The Amateur Astronomers Group will hold a star party at the Aguirre Springs area. Fee: Day-use fee required.





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