The Village of Jemez Springs and the Jemez Historic Site are working together once again to host a Star Party on Saturday, March 30 from 7-10 p.m., featuring telescopes for night sky viewing and Native American storytelling at two different times during the evening.
The event is $5 per person for both adults and children. Cash preferred please. Profits from the event will support preservation of the Site ruins and exhibit renovations at the Site. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Complimentary hot cocoa will be provided at the event. Temperatures in Jemez Springs can dip as low as the upper 30s in October so participants are asked to wear a warm jacket, sturdy shoes, and bring water. Please do not use flashlights; rather, bring only red lights to preserve night vision.
The star party takes place during a Waxing Moon – the transition between a New Moon and First Quarter Moon which indicates a darker night sky. The event is weather dependent. Visitors are asked to visit Facebook/JemezSprings for updates.
Co-sponsoring the event is the Albuquerque Astronomy Club (TAAS), Rio Rancho Astronomy Club, and Friends of the Coronado Historic Site.