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: Saturn at Opposition
Date(s): June 17, 2017 Time: 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm Location: Meet at Group Shelter
Description: The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Saturn and its moons. A medium-sized or larger telescope will allow you to see Saturn's rings and a few of its brightest moons. Come early and enjoy the sunset from Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and hear the mythology of Chronos (Father Time). Fee: Day-use fee required. For information call: 575-437-8284


Program Name: Downtown Lights
Date(s): July 22, 2017 Time: 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm Location: Meet at Group Shelter
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. Fee: Day-use fee required. 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. Fee: Day-use fee required. For information call: 575-437-8284




OTHER EVENTS

in south-central New Mexico
with the
Amateur Astronomers Group


Schedule of Programs 2017


No AAG events are scheduled





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