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Star Party At Jemez Historic Site March 30

on March 24, 2019 - 7:41am
JHS News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — The Village of Jemez Springs and the Jemez Historic Site are working together once again to host a star party 7-10 p.m., Saturday, March 30 featuring telescopes for night sky viewing and Native American storytelling.
 
“We are excited to coordinate with the Historic Site and local astronomy clubs once again to showcase Jemez Springs as a Dark Sky destination,” said Jemez Springs Mayor Roger Sweet said. “An Interpretive Coordinator from the Site will share ancient stories about astro-nomical objects and the Pueblo’s connection to the land.”
 
The event is $5 per person for both adults and children. Cash preferred please. Profits from the event will support preservation of the Site ruins and exhibit renovations at the Site. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
 
The Site’s Interpretive Coordinator will speak at both 7:05 p.m. and 9 p.m. Complimentary hot cocoa will be provided at the event. Temperatures in Jemez Springs can dip as low as the upper 20s in March, so participants are asked to wear a warm jacket, sturdy shoes, and bring water. Please do not use flashlights; rather, bring only red lights to preserve night vision.
 
The star party takes place during a Waning Crescent Moon which may result in a darker night sky. The event is weather dependent. Visitors are asked to check for updates on: Facebook/JemezSprings.
 
Amateur astronomers from both the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Astronomical Societies will be participating with their telescopes to show the night sky to attendees.
 
For more information, contact prdirector@jemezsprings.org or call the Site at 575.829.3530. For general information about Jemez Springs or to book a room for the evening of March 30, www.visit jemezsprings.org.

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