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Las Cruces Clear Sky Clock
Las Cruces Clear Sky Clock

M104 (The Sombrero Galaxy), image by Kirby Benson
  
The Next ASLC Meeting is:
February 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: Gary Starkweather
Presentation:
Mosaic Imaging

Location: Good Samaritan Society
3025 Terrace Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88011
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Upcoming Observing Opportunities:

ASLC MoonGaze
(Int'l Delights Cafe)
Sat, March 4th (dusk)

Dark Sky Observing @ Leasburg Dam SP
(ASLC Observatory at LDSP)
Saturday, February 18st (dusk - 9:00 pm)


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Welcome!

M31Greetings from the professional and amateur astronomers who comprise the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces (ASLC). The club was formed in 1951 by a group of dedicated astronomers including Clyde Tombaugh, who had discovered Pluto just 21 years earlier. For nearly 65 years, we've been sharing a little bit of the universe with our community under our beautiful Southern New Mexico skies.

The club has a variety of ongoing observing, education and public outreach programs. We host a public Moongaze each month, offer beginning astronomy courses and support countless star parties for schools, scouts and various organizations. We also hold a meeting each month which includes a featured presentation.

To learn more about our society, please click here or select from the tabs above or the 'Quick Links' on the left.


This Month's ASLC Meeting

The next monthy ASLC meeting will be held on: Friday, February 24th (2017).

This month's ASLC speaker is: Gary Starkweather

Presentation: Gary's presentation will be about imaging equipment, capturing mosaic data, image processing, data management, image alignment, layering, and finishing adjustments. Also I cover some about data density and printing. For show & tell Gary will have a large format print of Orion, from Betelgeuse to Rigel.

Veil Nebula

Astronomical League  
The Astronomical Society of Las Cruces is a member of the Astronomical League

International DarkSky Association  
ASLC supports the eradication of light pollution by its participation in the International DarkSky Association

International DarkSky Association  
ASLC supports the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (founded by ASLC co-founder, the late Walter Haas)

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