The Winter 2015 edition of the NPO newsletter has been posted . . .
The Winter 2015 edition of the NPO newsletter has been posted to the web site.
Last Updated (Thursday, 10 December 2015 07:55)
Stars-N-Parks New Mexico State Parks program schedule for the Winter/Spring 2016
Welcome to the NPO calendar of events. Here we will list the schedules for events such as the Stars-N-Parks, meetings and celestial happenings. Check back often, as this page will be updated as soon as new events are scheduled. Park your pointer over a month to view special events for that month.
Winter/Spring 2016 NPO Stars n Parks Schedule
1: Saturday December 12th , 2015 CoR SP, SS 5:00 PM, PS 6:10 PM, PE 7:40 PM. Orion is rising in the east. Andromeda is near the zenith, The Milky Way runs from east to west. Matt Wilson presenting.
2: Saturday January 9th, City of Rocks SP, SS 5:16 PM, PS 6:26 PM, PE 8:00 PM, Orion is above the eastern horizon at program start, Andromeda Galaxy is in the west. Cetus crosses the meridian during the program. Presenter is TBA.
3: Saturday Feb 6th, Rock Hound SP SS 5:42 PM, PS, 6:52 PM, PE 8:20 PM, Canopus transits in the south during the program, Andromeda Galaxy is low in the west while Orion rises in the east. John Gilkison presenting.
4: Saturday March 5th, City of Rocks SP, SS 6:05 PM, PS 7:15 PM, PE 8:45 PM, the planet Jupiter is above the horizon at program start, Ursa Major is standing in its tail in the NE, Orion is past the meridian. Presenter is TBA.
5: Saturday April 2nd, Rock Hound SP, SS 7:24 PM, PS 8:35 PM, PE 10:05 PM, Jupiter is well up at program start, The spring constellations are prominent in the east as the winter constellations set in the west. John Gilkison presenting.
6: Saturday June 6th, City of Rocks, SP, SS 8:07 PM, PS 9:20 PM, PE 10:50 PM, Mars and Saturn are well up at program start, Jupiter is past the meridian. The Summer Milky Way is above the horizon by pro-gram end, Presenter is TBA.
Click for a map of City of Rocks SP and the Gene Simons Observatory
New NPO Calendar
The following links are here to allow you to download three month segments of the NPO Calendar. Keep checking back for updated links.
It can be printed using 8.5x14 inch paper for each page. At the top you need to find the center and punch a hole for hanging the calendar. I would recommend tape on the back side of the hole for reenforcement. We are asking for a donation of one dollar a page, or for ten dollars for the whole year. The donation is voluntary of course. I think our members will like the calendar.
Last Updated (Saturday, 31 March 2012 12:19)