8th Annual Desert Starlight
June 24, 2011 @ 12:00 am - June 25, 2011 @ 12:00 am EDT
This event takes place at Brantley Lake State Park, 16 miles north of Carlsbad, NM.
Free camping provided for the first 5 astronomers who register to attend. Call (575) 887-5516 to make arrangements.
Event begins with door prize Drawings at 8:00 p.m. on Friday
At 8:30, Ranger Charles Wood will present The Night Sky - A Cultural Clock followed by a laser tour of constellations.
9:30 p.m. Telescope Viewing until astronomers go to bed.
Saturday begins with Solar Viewing at 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., followed by Door Prizes at 8:00 p.m., an astronomy program at 8:30 p.m., and telscope viewing beginning at 9:15p.m.
There is no fee to attend this event other than the $5.00 per vehicle day use fee or camping fees for those who are staying at the park.