The Albuquerque Astronomical Society OAK FLAT STAR PARTY
The public is invited and encouraged to attend
As anticipation grows for the annular solar eclipse, don't forget the glories of the night skies! The first star party of the season will be held on Saturday, May 12th at the Oak Flat Picnic Ground/Juniper Loop south of Tijeras. The event begins at dusk, but the gates will be open several hours prior for astronomers to set up their telescopes and equipment and for the public to arrive with light to park and access the field. As always, it is requested that headlights be lowered/red if approaching after dark and that only red lights be used around the scopes to preserve night vision. Oak Flat is always a wonderful event, enjoyed by the astronomers and the visitors alike, with a fine array of telescopes and members of TAAS happy to talk about the night sky objects. Please stay tuned to the webpage for updated information or any possible changes.
Come spend the day with us touring some of the oldest, most exciting and beautiful houses in Albuquerque! Invite your mom and mark your calendar - we have selected a fantastic collection of historic homes for this year’s Historic Home & Garden Tour.
The tour is Sunday May 13, from 11:00am to 3:00pm and starts at Mary Fox Park (14th St and Roma Ave NW). Tickets are available online for a discounted price of $12.50 each.
Llama Llama is visiting Albuquerque, and will be at Alamosa Books for a special Pajama Storytime. We will be reading from our selection of Llama Llama picture books, especially the new board books, Llama Llama Zippity-Zoom and Llama Llama Hoppity-Hop. Llama Llama will be happy to have his picture taken with his young fans, and we'll have healthy snacks for all.
The Bookworks Homeschoolers book club will meet Wednesday, May 9th at 2 p.m. We are reading a book in the Vet Volunteers series by Laurie Halse Anderson, this one is entitled Fear of Falling. Wednesday a representative of Liz Sanchez Horse Stables will talk to the group about horses.
This meeting will be good particularly for 8 to 12 year olds., but all ages are welcome.
Bird Walk and Birding Hotspots of Central New Mexico May 12 from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. at Ojito de San Antonio The recently published book, Birding Hot Spots of Central New Mexico, lists Ojito de San Antonio as one of New Mexico’s key birding locations. Judy Liddell, Vice President of Central New Mexico Audubon (CNMAS), and her co-author Barbara Hussey will lead a bird walk at the property, talk about the basics of birding, and present other hot spots throughout Central New Mexico.
Low Technology Homesteading Techniques May 19 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House Solar ovens, harvesting rail water and innovative tools are just some of the topics we will cover in this workshop that will astound you with their simplicity and results.
Wetland Observation and Ecology May 20 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Bachechi Open Space Join local ecologists to explore the amazing life in wetlands including plants, birds, amphibians, mammals and aquatic insects.
Join us and enjoy some of the most beautiful creatures in Albuquerque ----> BUTTERFLY PAVILION opening!
When May 25, 2012 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM Where ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden 2601 Central NW Albuquerque, NM87104 Description Celebrate the seasonal opening of the PNM Butterfly Pavilion with special discovery stations and hands-on activities.
Mayor Richard J. Berry invites you to celebrate New Mexico's Centennial with the Film Series at the KiMo.
Admission is free.
An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center. The center of the Earth scenes were filmed at the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico
Corrales' spring celebration of its history is held at the Old San Ysidro Church and Casa San Ysidro in the village's old plaza on Old Church Road. It is usually scheduled for the Saturday before the Sunday in mid-May when a special outdoor mass is performed outside the Old Church to honor Corrales' patron saint San Ysidro. At Casa San Ysidro, the City of Albuquerque, through the Albuquerque Museum, sponsors demonstrations of traditional New Mexican crafts such as paper-flower making, paper cut-out art, blacksmithing, and weaving. Other activities include churro sheep shearing, goat cheese tasting, bread making in the horno, and tortilla making.
Hispanic musicians perform and there is usually a llama, burro and a horse to pet. The Corrales Historical Society puts its archived materials on display in the Old Church including historic photographs, videos of Corrales farming and interviews with long-time residents, and special historic exhibits. Activities for children are also scheduled at the Old Church, including making traditional tin ornaments and shelling corn.
The 2012 Heritage Day will be Saturday, May 19, 10-4 pm at Old Church. In addition to the usual historical activities, the new video "Heart of the Village: a History of the Old San Ysidro Church" will be available for viewing. Additional details can be found here.
For further information on Heritage Day, email or phone the chairperson at 898-5017.