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 Sunspot Solar Observatory with their astronomy events along with other local outreach opportunities. The group actively supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education activities in southern New Mexico and west Texas. 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 2022

SEPTEMBER 24 STAR PARTY - LAST OF SUMMER

On September 24, 2022 the Amateur Astronomy Group will be hosting a Solar/Star party at the Oliver Lee State Park located south of Alamogordo. Solar viewing will be from 5 to 7pm and the star party will be from 7 to 10pm. Entry and memberships are free. This area was chosen for the dark skies away from city lights, but still close to Alamogordo. This is part of a great Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education activity to experience the night sky through telescopes and other equipment. Telescopes NOT required. Bring your own equipment if you have it! Everyone is welcome, especially families and youngsters. Please park in the area to the left of the gate unless you have mobility issues or a telescope.

For information call: 575-437-8284

OCTOBER 22 STAR PARTY - PLANET SEASON

On October 22, 2022 the Amateur Astronomy Group will be hosting a Star party at the Oliver Lee State Park located south of Alamogordo 7pm to 10pm. Entry and memberships are free. This area was chosen for the dark skies away from city lights, but still close to Alamogordo. This is part of a great Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education activity to experience the night sky through telescopes and other equipment. Telescopes NOT required. Bring your own equipment if you have it! Everyone is welcome, especially families and youngsters. Please park in the area to the left of the gate unless you have mobility issues or a telescope.

For information call: 575-437-8284

NOVEMBER 19 STAR PARTY - MARS / LAST STAR PARTY OF YEAR

On November 19, 2022 the Amateur Astronomy Group will be hosting a Star party at the Oliver Lee State Park located south of Alamogordo 6pm to 9pm. Entry and memberships are free. This area was chosen for the dark skies away from city lights, but still close to Alamogordo. This is part of a great Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education activity to experience the night sky through telescopes and other equipment. Telescopes NOT required. Bring your own equipment if you have it! Everyone is welcome, especially families and youngsters. Please park in the area to the left of the gate unless you have mobility issues or a telescope.

For information call: 575-437-8284

2023 Events Coming Soon!


 

OTHER OUTREACH EVENTS

in south-central New Mexico
with the
Amateur Astronomers Group

 

Schedule of Programs 2022






 

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