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Museums, Libraries & Families-- Bringing fun-filled family science events to the community!
Last Updated: Apr 3, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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The mission of Community Science Connections is to develop and expand community partnerships, engage families in hands-on science and introduce them to community resources through events at libraries and science education institutions throughout Albuquerque and greater New Mexico.

Programs were originally funded by IMLS (Institute of Museum & Library Services)



X-flare! Most intense flare of 2014 so far

Image credit: NASA/SDO

These SDO images from 7:25 p.m. EST on Feb. 24 show the first moments of this X-class flare in different wavelengths of light — seen as the bright spot that appears on the left limb of the sun. Hot solar material can be seen hovering above the active region in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona.View larger. | Image credit: NASA/SDO


Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 12, 7 p.m.
UNM, Regener Hall

Our Home Star: Maybe ordinary, but never boring
This month's TAAS General meeting will feature Dr Alexei Pevstov, an astronomer for the National Solar Observatory and Program Scientist for Solar Atmosphere Section of the NSO Integrated Synoptic Program. Out of millions of stars that surround us on our journey through the Universe, one star - the Sun - is the most important of all. It is not the largest, the brightest nor the oldest star of all, but our proximity to it offers a breathtaking view of many processes similar to those taking place in other stars. FREE and open to the public. 

Saturday, April 19, 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Bachechi Open Space

Open Space Star Party
Co-hosted by County of Bernalillo, TAAS, and 103.7 The Oasis. The grounds will be open for picnics and exploring. The Oasis will provide live broadcast of easy jazz.  Children's activities will be in the Education building. FREE and open to the public. 

5 p.m.-7 p.m. Safe Solar Observing

7 p.m. A special session of the TAAS Fabulous 50 on the astronomical highlights of the season by Dee Friesen, followed by a talk on "Easter, the Most Astronomical Holiday" by Barry Spletzer.

8 p.m. The sun will have set and stargazing will continue until 10:30 will a full array of TAAS telescopes, accompanied by live acoustic guitar artist Ambrose Rivera in the Kiva shelter. 

Please remember only red headlamps and red flashlights during the observing time. 




Where to safely view the Sun!


Star Gazing


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