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Next Tetrad Eclipses on October 8, 2014 - Alamogordo NM
Tetrad eclipses consist of four consecutive total similar lunar eclipses that occur in a 6-month interval beginning on April 15, 2014. The next full lunar eclipse will then occur on October 8, 2014 and two more will occur in 2015. All eclipses will be visible from the United States.
To learn more about these events, watch the following video below.
10/23/2014: Partial Solar Eclipse - Alamogordo NM
Orbital dymanics will afford Alamogordo NM a partial solar eclipse on October 23, 2014. The AAG will team up again with the New Mexico Museum of Space History for
a public event. First contact will occur at 3:34 PM and maximum eclipse at 4:45 PM. Approximately 31%
of the Sun will be blocked by the Moon. Last contact will occur at 5:49 PM. Stay tuned for details!
12/26/2013: AAG Donation
The Amateur Astronomers group (AAG) donated a Vixen 70mm refractor to Imago Dei Academy in Alamogordo, NM as part of their yearly fundraiser. The telescope will be auctioned off as part of their 'Baroque
to Broadway' event in the Spring of 2014. Stay tuned for details or check at the Flickinger Center for the Performing Arts for showtimes.
12/26/2013: Cutbacks in NASA Outreach
Due to sequestration, NASA budget cuts have affected outreach activities. The Amateur Astronomers Group teams up with many elements within NASA to provide outreach materials at our events. We
do have a supply of materials to support events at Oliver Lee and local schools in the near-term. For more information on sequestration and the impact to NASA outreach, read
Here In the meantime, the AAG will contimune to search for alternative sources for material.
The NASA Space Place Team has awarded the Amateur Astronomers Group Certificates of Appreciation for encouraging science and technology education through our public events.
Click Here to see some photos of our events.
The Amateur Astronomers Group is affiliated with the NASA Space Place Astronomy Club Partner Program. We also team with other NASA missions and the National Solar Observatory. Check out the AAG Classroom page for fun links to NASA's Space Place website.
The Amateur Astronomers Group is affiliated with the OPT Rewards Program. Get discounts on telescope equipment ordered through OPT. See Group members for details!
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