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Placitas Public Star Party


October 12, 2019
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Placitas Elementary School
5 Cam Del Carbon
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Autumn is coming, and that means the Placitas Star Party isn’t far off. This year’s event will take place at Placitas Elementary School on Saturday, October 12. The star party starts at dusk, as the first celestial objects shine in the evening sky (sunset is around 6:24 p.m.), and continues into the night. There will be a variety of types and sizes of telescopes to guide you to the wonders of our dark skies provided by our friends at The Albuquerque Astronomical Society.
The Placitas Star Party is free and open to all people between the ages of ages 1 day and 120 years. So bring your family, friends and your curiosity. The enthusiastic members of The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) will be on hand to share their knowledge of the heavens as well as the different telescopes on hand. Star Parties are a fun and informal way to learn, meet other sky watchers and inspire lifelong learning about our universe.
It is highly recommended that you arrive well before dark for ease of parking and for watching the setup of the various types of telescopes. Dress warmly and only use red flashlights or headlamps in the observing area in order to preserve night vision.
For more information, see taas.org,  contact 867-3355 or email to taas@taas.org.


Directions: From I-25, take exit 242 to highway 165. Drive east on 165 for 6.5 miles to the Placitas Elementary School on the left. Look for the green sign with white lettering that says “Placitas Elementary School” and turn left there onto the school’s one-way driveway loop. 5 Cam de Carbon.

On your way to the school along Highway 165, you will pass the Placitas Library and Placitas Volunteer Fire Department on the left, and further down the road the Placitas Post Office on the right. Start looking for the school sign just after you pass the post office.