Solar Astronomy Program - Western National Parks Association

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Solar Astronomy Program

March 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

It’s all about LIGHT! Safely observe the sun with a Hydrogen-alpha telescope to see the various features of the sun. Analyze sunlight with a spectroscope. Browse the current information boards describing the sun and the electromagnetic spectrum and discover how the Sun affects us here on earth. Talk with our solar educator. Every visitor will receive solar glasses to safely look at the sun after they leave.

This free multigenerational program is presented by Timmy Telescope Solar Astronomy Outreach in partnership with the National Park Service. Appropriate for all ages 8 (grade 4) and above.

This program is weather permitting. If the weather on Saturday, March 19th does not allow for good sun viewing, this program will be rescheduled for 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 20th.

This program will be held in the parking lot of the El Malpais Visitor Center located off I-40 exit 85 at 1900 E Santa Fe Ave, Grants NM.


March 19
11:00 am - 3:00 pm