SCHOOL STAR PARTY - Tuesday,December 10th - 6:00pm Bataan Charter Military School, located at 8001 Mountain Rd., NE
TAAS member telescopes are invited and requested to attend and show the New Mexico skies to the students, families and staff.Please let Educational Outreach (Tom Graham) know if you will be participating, and we look forward to seeing you there!
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING-SATURDAY,NOVEMBER 16TH-7:00PM-PLANETARIUM AT NM MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & SCIENCE
"STAR OF BETHLEHEM"
How does one classify this event--as a miracle, or is this an historical event that can be explained by our modern understanding of astronomy, or both? The explanation of the Star of Bethlehem has been sought for 2000 years and will always be of interest to theologians, astronomers, historians and people of faith. The current search for an explanation began with the advent of modern astronomy; yet, as we know, all great answers lead to more great questions, and maybe the answer to this question lies in the mystery and search for knowledge.
This event cannot be understood without delving into the science of astronomy, the facts of history, the value of culture, early astrology and the understanding of faith, all of which will be explored in this presentation.
Free and open to members and the public
TELESCOPES! MAKE THEM-USE THEM-FIX THEM!
Next session - Wednesday, December 18th
TAAS has a wonderful special interest group-Amateur Telescope Making/Maintenance-which meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month (see our calendar). Members and the public alike are welcome to visit, learn more about the opportunities, bring in a telescope for assistance, begin a telescope from scratch or just ask questions.
Check the UNM Observatory website or call their Hotline number 277-1446 after 3:00pm on Friday to check for closures or for more information. Parking and admission are both free. We thank you in advance for arriving before dark to park to avoid directing light to the observing area and for using only red lights after dark to preserve night vision.