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The Next ASLC Meeting is:
May 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: John Briggs
Confessions Of An Antique Telescope Collector

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

Contact the Club President for additional information

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Upcoming Observing Opportunities:

ASLC MoonGaze
(Int'l Delights Cafe)
Sat, May 6th (dusk)

Dark Sky Observing @ Leasburg Dam SP
(ASLC Observatory at LDSP)
Saturday, May 16th (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 over 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.

John Briggs and one of his telescopesThis Month's ASLC Meeting

The next monthy ASLC meeting will be held on: Friday, May 19.

This month's ASLC speaker is: John Briggs

Presentation: "Confessions Of An Antique Telescope Collector"

The Astronomical Society of Las Cruces is very pleased to have John W. Briggs as our speaker for Friday 19 May. John is the president of the Antique Telescope Society and the owner of an extensive telescope collection. He is active in the history of astronomy but specializes in telescopes and related instrumentation. John has also worked on many professional telescope projects and served as an editor for Sky & Telescope magazine.

One of his current projects is a telescope museum and astronomy library in Magdalena, NM. John's presentation, "Confessions Of An Antique Telescope Collector," will be filled with great images and very entertaining stories.

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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