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 2018

For information call: 575-437-8284

Program Name: Orion or Osiris
Date(s): Febuary 17, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Location: Meet at Group Shelter
Description: Various cultures around the Earth viewed the heavens and created great stories that have been passed down through the generations. This month the Amateur Astronomers Group is hosting a star party that features the constellation Orion. Some cultures saw a warrior, others saw a great hunter, while others equated it to death and the afterlife. Telescopes reveal a great nebula in Orion, also known as Messier 42, or the Orion Nebula - a place where new generations of stars are currently being born. Come early and dress warm to hear stories from generations past to current research at our first event of the 2018 season. For information call: 575-437-8284


Program Name: Mini-Messier Marathon
Date(s): March 17, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Meet at Group Shelter
Description: Charles Messier was a French astronomer around the time of the American Revolution. Comets were all the rage and Mr. Messier was out to build a catalog of objects in the sky that were not comets - today we find these are some of the most interesting things to look at in the sky. Spring is the season when you can see all the Messier objects and Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the AAG will present a tour of some of the Messier catalog. Come early and catch a view of our nearest star through solar telescopes. For information call: 575-437-8284




OTHER EVENTS

in south-central New Mexico
with the
Amateur Astronomers Group


Schedule of Programs 2018



Program Name: Parker Solar Probe Talk
Date(s): January 10, 2018 Time: 11 am Location: TBA
Description: The AAG will present a lunch-time talk on the Parker Solar Probe mission for the Alamogordo Rotary Club.

Program Name: Science and Math Night
Date(s): January 2108 Time: TBD Location: La Luz Elementary School
Description: The Amateur Astronomers Group will bring telescopes, outreach materials and do science experiments at La Luz Elementary School.





Check out which constellations are currently up in the sky with the AAG SkyViewer