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School Star Parties

El Valle Astronomers is committed to enriching the education of students in our communities by introducing them to the science of Astronomy and to an appreciation of the wonders of the beautiful night skies in Northern New Mexico.

In addition to our monthly Star Parties that are open to the public, we also conduct special star parties for schools. Some of the schools and other groups with whom we have worked in the last few years include: ·

Arroyos de Norte Elementary School ·
Pojoaque Middle School ·
San Juan Elementary School ·
Ranchos Elementary School ·
Embudo Valley Day School ·
Taos Middle School ·
Anansi Day School ·
Taos High School ·
Enos Garcia Elementary School ·
Northern New Mexico Community College ·
Taos Elementary School ·
University of New Mexico in Taos ·
Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Abiquiú 4-H Club.

If you would like to get your school or group involved with El Valle Astronomers, you are encouraged to contact us. We can bring telescopes to your school for a star party or you can bring your group to one of our monthly star parties (advance notice is appreciated so we can have enough telescopes). We also work with Home School students who wish to enrich their science curriculum with a year-round Astronomy course. Scope Project

El Valle Astronomers is building a 32-inch Dobsonian telescope in order for students to see far greater detail in deep sky objects. This will be the largest portable amateur telescope in New Mexico.

We have several immediate expenses in order to finish our telescope project. Included in our urgent needs are: coating the mirror; a ten foot (or bigger) enclosed trailer (a used trailer would be fine if we can find a donor!). for transporting the telescope to Celestial Observing Events; and a ten foot industrial “warehouse” ladder with handrails for the safety of the children.

El Valle Astronomers is a non-profit educational organization. We have official 501c3 status from the IRS, which means all donations are tax deductible. If you are able to contribute or know of any business or foundation that could, please contact us as soon as possible.

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