City of Rocks is located between Deming and Silver City.
Attendees will observe highlights of the late December sky, including Venus and Mars in the southwest, the Andromeda Galaxy crossing the meridian trailed by Cetus, Orion rising and the Pleiades observable.
The program will be presented by Matt Wilson.
The event begins with a night sky tour, followed by views of deep sky objects through a high-powered telescope.
The program this Saturday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve, will be viewed in a dark sky setting beginning at about 6:20 p.m., and attendees should arrive at the park at sunset, which is at about 5:10 p.m., so they can become familiar with their surroundings before nightfall.
The program will end at about 7:50 p.m.
Stars-N-Parks is sponsored by the National Public Observatory, a non-profit membership organization. More information is available at www.Astro-NPO.org.