Las Cruces Clear Sky Clock
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M104 (The Sombrero Galaxy), image by Kirby Benson
The Next ASLC Meeting is:
June 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: ASLC Imagers
Cosmic Campground (and Rusty's) wrap-up & Astrophoto Contest!!

Location: Activities Room, Good Samaritan Society, 3011 Buena Vida Circle., Las Cruces, NM 88011 (map)

Contact the Club President for additional information

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Upcoming Observing Opportunities:

ASLC MoonGaze
(Int'l Delights Cafe)
Sat, June 3rd (dusk)

Dark Sky Observing @ Leasburg Dam SP
(ASLC Observatory at LDSP)
Saturday, June 17th (dusk - 9:00 pm)

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M31Greetings from the professional and amateur astronomers who comprise the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces (ASLC). The club was formed in 1951 by a group of dedicated astronomers including Clyde Tombaugh, who had discovered Pluto just 21 years earlier. For over 65 years, we've been sharing a little bit of the universe with our community under our beautiful Southern New Mexico skies.

The club has a variety of ongoing observing, education and public outreach programs. We host a public Moongaze each month, offer beginning astronomy courses and support countless star parties for schools, scouts and various organizations. We also hold a meeting each month which includes a featured presentation.

To learn more about our society, please click here or select from the tabs above or the 'Quick Links' on the left.

M51This Month's ASLC Meeting

The next monthy ASLC meeting will be held on: Friday, June 23.

This month's ASLC speaker is: ASLC imaging group

Presentation: May imaging at the Cosmic Campground and Rusty's RV Park.

Each Spring members of the club grab their gear and head out for a week of camping, comeraderie and imaging. Historically, we've headed to the Texas Star Party (TSP), but not this year. Most went to the Cosmic Campground (near Alma, NM) while a couple of folks headed to Rusty's RV Park (near Animas, NM. One brave soul actually braved the rain at TSP. The group will share their experiences and their images. There will be some incredible 'eye candy' pictures of galaxies, nebula and star clusters, and probably a humorous story or two.

The meeting will also feature ASLC's first astrophoto contest. Members may submit up to one image taken during the previous 12 months. The winner will receive a small prize and bragging rights. Please email your electronic image to club president, Howard Brewington.

Astronomical League  
The Astronomical Society of Las Cruces is a member of the Astronomical League

International DarkSky Association  
ASLC supports the eradication of light pollution by its participation in the International DarkSky Association

International DarkSky Association  
ASLC supports the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (founded by ASLC co-founder, the late Walter Haas)

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