HAC Events Calendar
Montezuma Pass Star Party
Join us under the darkest skies around for an evening of viewing the wonders of the universe.
Star Party at Montezuma Pass
The Huachuca Astronomy Club (HAC) and Coronado National Memorial will co-host a special Star Party on Saturday, November 18, 2017. This special evening event, celebrating our beautiful dark night skies in southeastern Arizona, will begin around dusk at Montezuma Pass at Coronado National Memorial. The members of HAC will set up telescopes in the parking lot at Montezuma Pass for the public to view the night sky, including the planet Saturn, far-away galaxies such as Andromeda, and distant nebulae where stars are born. The moon will be new, so it should be exceptionally dark making the stars and astronomical objects very bright (weather permitting).
• Visitors are encouraged to dress in layers, as nights at the pass can be cool.
• Please minimize flashlight use to preserve night vision. If available, visitors should use a red ‘night vision’ flashlight or cover a standard flashlight with red cellophane.
• Parking is somewhat limited so carpooling is recommended.