Join the Amateur Astronomers Group as we highlight Venus and the first-quarter Moon at this month's star party. To the Greek and Roman cultures, Venus represented beauty, love and fertility. These ancient cultures built statues and temples to honor her and she inspired art through the ages. The Mayan culture developed their calendar based on the movements of Venus and the Moon. Come to Oliver Lee Memorial State Park to hear the stories and science of Venus and learn about the 'colorful' astronomer Tycho Brahe and see the crater on the Moon named after him.
Location: Oliver Lee Memorial State Park is located 12 miles south of Alamogordo. Take US 54 south for about 8 miles then east on Dog Canyon Road for 4 miles. Meet at the Group Shelter on the left as you enter the park.
- 409 Dog Canyon Rd.
- Alamogordo, NM 87045
- New Mexico State Parks
- Regular Park Fees Apply