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You may use the links following to view John Gilkison's youtube vidoes describing the latest incarnation of the 13.1" mirror & secondary into a fully functional dobsonian telescope.

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PostHeaderIcon The Fall 2015 edition of the NPO newsletter has been posted . . .

The Fall 2015 edition of the NPO newsletter has been posted to the web site. 

 

Last Updated (Saturday, 29 August 2015 19:17)

 

PostHeaderIcon Stars-N-Parks New Mexico State Parks program schedule for the Fall of 2015

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. 

Fall 2015 NPO Stars n Parks Schedule

1: Saturday August 15th, 2015 CoR SP SS, 7:48 PM, PS 9:00 PM, PE 10:30 PM. Saturn is high
in the SW, in the west, The Summer Milky Way is still well presented, the Fall constellations are
just beginning to rise in the east. Matt Wilson presenting.

2: Saturday September 12th, 2015 CoR SP, SS 7:14 PM, PS 8:25 PM, PE 9:55 PM. Sagittarius is
setting in the SW, Saturn is low in the sky. Andromeda Galaxy is high in the east. Both Uranus
and Neptune are observable. Matt Wilson presenting.

3: Sunday September 27th, 2015 RH SP, SS 6:54 PM, PS 8:00 PM, PE 9:30 PM. A Full Moon is rising in the east as the Sun sets. Penumbra phase is complete by 7:09 PM and the moon begins to enter Umbra of the Earth’s shadow. By 8;13 PM the total phase of the eclipse is reached and the Moon begins to exit the Earth’s shadow at 9:24 PM John Gilkison presenting.

4: Saturday October 31th, 2015 CoR SP, SS 6:15 PM, PS 7:25 PM, PE 9:55 PM. Aquila is
setting in the SW. Andromeda Galaxy is high in the east. The Fall constellations are well up.
Matt Wilson presenting.

Daylight Savings Time ends on November 1st.

5: Saturday November 14th, 2015 CoR SP, SS 5:04 PM, PS 6:15 PM, PE 7:45 PM. A three day
old Moon is in Sagittarius low in the WSW. Andromeda Galaxy is high in the east. The Fall
constellations are well up. John Gilkison presenting.

6: 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.

SP = State Park SS = Sunset, PS = Program
Start, PE = Program End. N.M. State Parks
Reach For The Stars Grant Programs ended in
March 2010, NPO programs listed below.
The Spring Southern New Mexico Star Party
runs from Thursday April 8, 2010 to Sunday
April 11, 2010, held at the pavilion in the Orion
Group Area at City of Rocks State Park, the
public program free, but the SNMSP is a
register and pay for event, registration forms
available on the NPO website www.astronpo.
org
Saturday April 10, 2010, City of Rocks State Park,
SS 7:25 PM, PS 8:35 PM, PE 10:05 PM, Mars
overhead, Saturn in the SE, the Spring
constellations are rising. Matt Wilson presenting.
Saturday April 17, 2010, Leasburg Dam State
Park, SS 7:25 PM, PS 8:35 PM, PE 10:05 PM,
Mars overhead, Saturn in the SE, the Spring
constellations are rising. Nils Allen presenting.
Saturday May 8, 2010, City of Rocks State Park,
SS 7:45 PM, PS 8:55 PM, PE 10:25 PM, Mars and
Saturn are high at program start, Venus is low in
the west, the Spring constellations are rising. Matt
Wilson presenting.
Check our website for Fall programming and our
announcement of the Fall Star Party we are trying
to arrange in Alpine, Texas. We should have an
announcement by June 2010.

Click for a map of City of Rocks SP and the Gene Simons Observatory

 
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PostHeaderIcon 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.
We will publish the next three month installment of the calendar with the spring newsletter and so forth, with the summer and fall newsletters until we have the whole year published.

Last Updated (Saturday, 31 March 2012 12:19)

 

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