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Our Planetary Neighbors
Dates: August 11, 2018
Address: 409 Dog Canyon Rd., Alamogordo, NM 87045
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Price: Regular Park Fees Apply

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group host a star party highlighting our nearest planetary neighbors Mars and Venus. 2018 provides one of the better planetary alignments for Mars and the polar caps are visible through telescopes. Venus on the other hand is shrouded in sulfuric acid clouds and has hellish surface temperatures. Learn why Mars is too cold, Venus is too hot and Earth is "just right". Deep-sky objects in Scorpio and Sagittarius abound as Earth's night sky faces our galactic center.

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.

Our Planetary Neighbors
  • 409 Dog Canyon Rd.
  • Alamogordo, NM 87045
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  • New Mexico State Parks
  • Regular Park Fees Apply