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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 Entrance Fees

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. 
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284 

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