ASLC also holds numerous clinics such as a new telescope owners workshop. For individuals who don't yet have equipment, we offer telescope making workshops. Several of our members collect scientific data on minor planets and variable stars. We also work to protect the dark skies of Southern New Mexico by educating city leaders and the general public about light pollution issues.
ASLC members may elect to join one or two Yahoo discussion groups where topics such as equipment, imaging techniques and other general club information are discussed. Additional information regarding the group(s) may be found here.
Our mission is to provide an opportunity for astronomers and the general public to enjoy and learn about the wonders of the night sky. The information contained herein will help acquaint you with our various activities including our regular meetings and events, our observing sites, and selected special events. There is also information regarding our publications, our education programs and workshops, and a variety of additional resources to help get you started.