County And Pajarito Astronomers Host Dark Night Program At Overlook At 8 p.m. Tonight


Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Divisions have partnered up with the Pajarito Astronomers for the Dark Night program.

Anyone with an interest in star gazing and the chance to look through a telescope is invited to come out to Spirio Soccer Fields tonight,  June 17, 2023, at Overlook Park in White Rock.

Los Alamos County will have the lights out for the community and Spirio Fields will be available for astronomy use until midnight.

Volunteers from the Pajarito Astronomers Club will be present with telescopes starting about 8:30 p.m.  until at least 10:30 p.m., and as late as midnight if there is continued interest.

Sunset is 8:29 p.m. tonight, so it won’t be dark until about 9:30 p.m.. However, Venus will be visible before dark and will be 42% illuminated.

Red flashlights are recommended for safety. This event is free and open to the public and will be held weather permitting — check the weather before heading over.

Please use caution and, if possible, use parking lights when approaching or leaving Spirio Fields when it is dark.  

Hope to see you there!

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