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The Pleiades and Praesepe
Dates: March 9, 2019
Address: 409 Dog Canyon Rd., Alamogordo, NM 87045
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: $5 per carload

 Meet at Group Shelter :  Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group host a star party highlighting nearby star clusters in the constellations of Taurus and Cancer. The name Pleiades comes from the Greeks to mean 'sailing' and defined the good sailing season on the Mediterranean Sea. In the night sky it looks like a very tiny dipper. The Praesepe, or Beehive cluster, was seen as a ghost by ancient Chinese skywatchers. Learn about our nearby open clusters under a dark Oliver Lee night sky. The planet Uranus is to the upper right of the sliver of the Moon. Dress warmly come early and witness a beautiful Dog Canyon sunset.    
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The Pleiades and Praesepe
  • 409 Dog Canyon Rd.
  • Alamogordo, NM 87045
  • to
  • New Mexico State Parks
  • $5 per carload