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The Great Southwest Star Party

September 23, 2022 - September 25, 2022

The New Mexico Museum of Space History Astronomy league is proud to announce the return of the Great Southwest Star Party. This year’s event will run from Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th.
The primary venue will be on the grounds of the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico. This location, nestled at an altitude of 9,186 feet in the Lincoln Nation Forest offers great observing conditions with excellent seeing and transparency under dark rural skies. late September in New Mexico offers warm temperatures and the clearest skies of the year.
Tours will be available of the Dunn solar telescope and the adjacent Apache Point Observatory, home to the 3.5 meter ARC telescope and the Sloan Digital survey 2.5 meter instrument. A special presentation by APO staff using the half-meter telescope will take place early on Saturday evening. Accommodations will be available for RV, car and tent camping.
Space will be limited. To pre-register contact [email protected]
Event web page: https://www.nmspacemuseum.org/2022-great-southwest-star-party/


September 23, 2022
September 25, 2022


New Mexico Museum of Space History Astronomy League
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Sun Spot Solar Observatory
3001 Visitor Center Rd Drive
Sunspot, NM 88349 United States
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(575) 434-7190
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