City of Rocks is located between Deming and Silver City.
Attendees will observe highlights of the August sky, including Mars and Saturn low in the west. Also, the Andromeda Galaxy is rising in the northeast and will be viewable by the program’s end.
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 8:20 p.m., and attendees should arrive at the park at sunset, which is at about 7:10 p.m., so they can become familiar with their surroundings before nightfall.
The program will end at about 9:50 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.