City of Rocks is located between Deming and Silver City.
Attendees will observe highlights of the February sky, with Mercury and Mars set by program start and Jupiter at the zenith.The winter Milky Way is well presented with
Orion Nebula and the bright star Sirius.
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 6:55 p.m., and attendees should arrive at the park at sunset, which is at about 5:45 p.m., so they can become familiar with their
surroundings before nightfall.
The program will end at about
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