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Starry Nights

2017 Dates and Times:

Dates Observing Event
January 9 7 - 8 p.m. Final Lunar Monday
February 3 7 - 9 p.m. First Friday: Dinosaurs
March 25 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Earth Hour
April 5 8 - 9 p.m. Sandia Mt. Stargazing
May 5 8:30 - 10 p.m. First Friday: Geology
June 30 Starts at 8:30 p.m. Asteroid Day
July 7 Starts at 8:30 p.m. First Friday: Wild Music
August 4 Starts at 8:30 p.m. First Friday: Total Solar Eclipse
September 27 8 - 9 p.m. Sandia Mt. Stargazing
October 28 TBA Intl. Observe the Moon Night
November 3 7 - 9 p.m. First Friday: Wild Music
December 1 7 - 9 p.m. Old Town Holiday Stroll

In 2017, we're offering monthly night-sky observing opportunities to coincide with museum, local, or international events.  More specific information about each activity will be updated below as the day draws closer.  Notice that some events may happen at locations other than the museum.
Members of The Albuquerque Astronomical Society will help you study the moon and stars through a variety of telescopes. Each event will feature any visible planets and other interesting objects in the sky.
International SUNday will also be celebrated on June 18 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The observing part of any event may be canceled when the sky is cloudy.  If weather conditions are in question, check the museum's Facebook page for updates an hour before each event is scheduled to begin: https://www.facebook.com/NMMNHS/​


Upcoming Events

September 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

Trails Open at 6 p.m. | Stargazing 8 - 9 p.m. (weather permitting)

The Space Science staff and Albuquerque Astronomical Society will set up telescopes for observing the night sky and conduct star and constellation tours.

Get directions to SMNHC here: https://sites.google.com/a/aps.edu/smnhc/directions

Check the Museum’s Facebook pages <www.facebook.com/NMMNHS> or <www.facebook.com/smnhc1> or contact 505-281-5259 if the weather is questionable starting two hours before the event.


November 3, 2017 - 5:30pm

Explore the Wild Music exhibit and hear sounds from around the world during this $5 First Friday.  More details about this event are coming soon.


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