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ASLC's Monthly Meeting

Map showing location of Good Samaritan SocietyEach month, the club conducts a meeting in the Activities Room at The Good Samaritan Society. 'Good Sam' is located at 3025 Terrace Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88011. It's just off Telshor - a few blocks North of University Ave and nearly across the street from the Memorial Medical Center. It's actually easier to reach the meeting site from Buena Vida Cir (one block north of Terrace Dr.). Residents have preferred parking, so it's best to park along the street. The Activities room is on the upper level (which is the same as street level). Enter through the glass doors facing Buena Vida Circle, walk forward about 50 feet, then turn left.

At the meetings, we discuss recent and upcoming projects, share our experiences and adventures, and sometimes show off new projects or purchases. The meetings begin at 7:30 pm and are usually held on on the fourth Friday of the month (except for November due to Thanksgiving and December when we hold our holiday party). Check our Facebook page for the latest news.

Location of Activities Room at Good SamaritanIn addition to conducting regular club business, a featured speaker usually does a presentation on an astronomy-related topic. Over the years, several world-renowned individuals have done presentations for our club, including Howard Brewington, Alan Hale, John Dobson, John Dobbins, Fred Whipple, and J. Allen Hynek. Faculty members and graduate students from the NMSU Astronomy Department are frequent speakers. Club members also do several presentations each year. The December meeting is our holiday banquet and consists of a review of all of the club's activities during the prior year. We also give away numerous door prizes at the holiday party.

Thirty minutes prior to the beginning of our monthly club meeting, members gather to socialize. Sometimes they may share information about a new product or they may promote or organize an upcoming event.

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