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Las Cruces Clear Sky Clock
Las Cruces Clear Sky Clock

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The Next ASLC Meeting is:
April 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Alan Hale
Presentation:
Discovery of Comet Hale-Bopp

Location: Activities Room, Good Samaritan Society, 3011 Buena Vida Circle., Las Cruces, NM 88011 (map)

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Upcoming Observing Opportunities:

ASLC MoonGaze
(Int'l Delights Cafe)
Sat, April 1st (dusk)

Dark Sky Observing @ Leasburg Dam SP
(ASLC Observatory at LDSP)
Saturday, April 22nd (dusk - 9:00 pm)


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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.

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Dr. Alan HaleThis Month's ASLC Meeting

The next monthy ASLC meeting will be held on: Friday, April 28th (2017).

This month's ASLC speaker is:Dr. Alan Hale

Presentation: The April speaker of the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be Dr. Alan Hale. He will talk about his co-discovery of the Comet Hale-Bopp as well as his life since then. Alan has published several books and is a tireless observer of the night sky. In fact, he's viewed more than three hundred comets. Join us on Friday 28 April for this great presentation.

 

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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