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A Member Club of the Astronomical League

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The Rio Rancho Astronomical Society has obtained permission from the BLM to use the parking lot of the White Mesa Bike Trails for our local dark site.  The parking lot is located just southwest of San Ysidro, NM at 4493 Cabezon Rd.  The RRAS will be observing at the site on the Saturday closest to New Moon.  Club members usually arrive about a half-hour before sunset, and observing sessions can run the entire night.

Map to White Mesa Bike Trails Dark Site
Clear Sky Clock for Dark Site

2018 Observing Dates (weather permitting)
13-Jan-18
17-Mar-18
14-Apr-18
12-May-18
14-Jul-18
11-Aug-18
8-Sep-18
3-Nov-18
8-Dec-18