Pajarito Astronomers Club News:
Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Divisions have partnered up with the Pajarito Astronomers for the Dark Night program.
Anyone with an interest in star gazing and the chance to look through a telescope is invited to come out to Spirio Soccer Fields tonight, Sept. 16, at Overlook Park in White Rock.
Volunteers from the Pajarito Astronomers Club will be present with telescopes starting about 8 p.m. until at least 11 p.m. and as late as midnight if there is continued interest.
Sunset is at 7:12 p.m. so it will be dark after 8 p.m. Saturn rises at 6:16 p.m. and will be visible early in the night. Jupiter rises at 9:27 p.m. Numerous open and globular clusters, binary stars, nebulae and other objects will be available for viewing. Pajarito Astronomers Club members will also point out constellations on request.
Red flashlights are recommended for safety. This event is free and open to the public (no registration required) and will be held weather permitting – updates will be posted on the Pajarito Astronomers Club Facebook page.
Please use caution and, if possible, use parking lights when approaching or leaving Spirio Fields when it is dark.
Hope to see you there!
Updates and more information available at: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/229264765356234]