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Curator's Coffee -- Our Sun, Our Star
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Albuquerque, NM
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Did you know that the Museum has a research-class public observatory? Visitors are introduced to the observation of  solar features and the science supporting the current understanding of solar phenomena.

This Curator's Coffee will  introduce you to the modern astronomical field of heliophysics and include Science On a Sphere and a tour of the Museum's Observatory which is equipped with a 16" LX200 Meade telescope, fitted with DayStar energy reduction and Hydrogen alpha 656nm  solar filters, and a new 80mm Lunt SolarSystems telescope. There is much to see and learn about during this Solar Cycle #24 solar maximum.

Roger Kennedy has been a professional science educator at the high school and college level for over 45 years, primarily in Philadelphia and New Mexico. He has been a volunteer outreach educator for the Museum and for The Albuquerque Astronomical Society since 1997, and currently coordinates the educational programming in the Museum Observatory. His graduate degrees and training are from New Mexico Tech., Temple University, Bowling Green State University and West Chester University.

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science reserves the right to cancel any event that does not reach a minimum of 6 participants.
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New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (View)
1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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