The Pajarito Astronomers are hosting a County-Sponsored Dark Night starting at 8 p.m. (sunset), Saturday, Aug. 11 at Spirio Soccer Field at Overlook Park in White Rock.
Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze. The planets Venus, a brilliant Mars, Jupiter and its moons, Saturn and its rings, Neptune and Uranus will potentially be visible during the evening. There will be a tour of the summer constellations and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight. Call Steve at 505.662.3252 for information.