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The Next ASLC Meeting is:
October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: Glenn Brookshear (ASLC)
The Copernican Universe

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, October 28th (dusk)

Observing @ The ASLC/Tombaugh Observatory
(Tombaugh Observatory @ NMSU)
Fri, October 27th (dusk)

Dark Sky Observing @ Leasburg Dam SP
(ASLC Observatory at LDSP)
Saturday, October 14th (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.

Copernican UniverseThis Month's ASLC Meeting

The next monthy ASLC meeting will be held on: Friday, October 28.

This month's ASLC speaker is: Glenn Brookshear

Presentation: The Copernican Universe. Popular belief is that the heliocentric model proposed by Copernicus was much simpler and more accurate than the Ptolemaic model, and thus it was mainly stubbornness in the scientific community and religious opposition that kept it from gaining immediate traction. We'll look at the reality behind this myth.


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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