City of Rocks is located between Deming and Silver City.
Attendees will observe highlights of the March sky, with Jupiter in the southwest, the winter Milky Way well-presented with Orion Nebula and the bright star Sirius, and the spring sky rising in the east.There is potential for the program to be done on the west side of the park, away from the observatory, so attendees can see Comet PanSTARRS.
The event begins with a night sky tour, followed by views of deep sky objects through a high-powered telescope. Matt Wilson will be the presenter.
The program is viewed in a dark sky setting beginning at 7:20 p.m., and attendees should arrive at the park at sunset, which is at about 6:10 p.m., so they can become familiar with their
surroundings before nightfall.
The program will end at about 8:50 p.m. Stars-N-Parks is sponsored by the National Public Observatory, a non-profit membership organization that sponsors astronomy programs for all. More information is available at www.Astro-NPO.org.