(Deming) – A Stars-N-Parks astronomy program will take place this Saturday at Rockhound State Park.
Rockhound State Park is located in the Little Florida Mountains southeast of Deming.
Attendees will observe highlights of the winter sky setting in the west, while Jupiter is visible in the southwest. The planet Saturn should clear the mountains to the east before program end. The spring sky will be well presented, too.
The event begins with a night sky tour, followed by views of deep sky objects though a high-powered telescope. Sally Allen will be the presenter.
The program is viewed in a dark sky setting beginning at 8:40 p.m., and attendees should arrive at the park at sunset, which is at about 7:30 p.m., so they can become familiar with their surroundings before nightfall.
The program will end at about 10:10.
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.