Look up and see the glory of the Albuquerque sky during the Cosmic Carnival and Star Party.
The free event presented by The Albuquerque Astronomical Society in collaboration with the city takes place on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Cosmic Carnival begins the event during the day from 1 to 5 p.m. The Star Party will begin once the sun starts to set at 6 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m.
Attendees can view the sun through a telescope with a special solar filter during the Cosmic Carnival. They can also learn and discover at exhibitor stations as well as attend presentations. Several organizations and their representatives will be in attendance, including TAAS, Explora, the National Weather Service, International Dark Skies Association, Intergalactic Cultural Relations Institute, NASA, and the University of New Mexico’s Institute of Meteoritics, which will display samples of meteorites from its museum. Later in the evening, eventgoers will be able to gaze at the night sky through telescopes provided by TAAS during the Star Party.