Star Party and Star Talk!

Placitas Community Library 453 HWY 165, Placitas, NM, United States

Spring is coming, and that means the Placitas Star Party isn't far off. This year's event will take place at the Placitas Community Library on Friday, March 15th. The star party BEGINS AT 6PM WITH Solar Viewing. At 7pm The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) own Star Master, Tom Grzybowski will offer a presentation of the […]

Let’s Track the Sun! Vernal Equinox Gnomon Celebration with Tony Hull

Placitas Community Library 453 HWY 165, Placitas, NM, United States

Placitas Community Library will observe the Vernal Equinox (just a few days after the Equinox) with astronomer Tony Hull. Beginning around 10am you are, once again, invited to place stones marking the path of the sun’s shadow from the tip of a pole (called a Gnomon). Twice a year, on the Equinoxes, seeing the straight […]