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The Next ASLC Meeting is:
May 27, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Speaker: Alex Woronow
Presentation:
The Secret Lives of Stars

Location: Dona Ana Community College
(Main Branch)
Room 141 (map)

Contact the Club President for additional information

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Upcoming Observing Opportunities:

ASLC MoonGaze
(Int'l Delights Cafe)
Sat, May 14th (dusk)

Astronomy Day at Leasburg Dam SP
(ASLC Observatory at LDSP)
Sat, May 14th (dusk)

Dark Sky Observing @ Leasburg Dam SP
(ASLC Observatory at LDSP)
Saturday, May 28 (dusk - 9:30 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, May 27th in room 141 (Main Branch, DACC) at 7:30 pm. The group usually gets together around 7 pm to talk about recent events and socialize a bit. Club business and upcoming events are discussed at 7:30. The presentation usually begins around 8 pm. Meetings are free and open to the public.

This month's ASLC speaker is Alex Woronow

Presentation: The Secret Lives of Stars

Summary: At one time, Herbig-Haro objects and T-Tauri stars baffled astronomers. Now we know they indicate the protostar stages of star collapse and ignition in the nurseries of interstellar molecular clouds. All stars start out with similar birth events, but, because of their varying chemistries and initial masses, they have greatly varying life spans, diverse evolutionary stages, and remnants ranging from white dwarfs to black holes, neutron stars, pulsars and magnetars. The evolution of single stars is remarkably well known, in large, and this presentation will reprise much of that knowledge.

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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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