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Monthly General Meeting, August 5th

The Rio Rancho Astronomical Society will hold its monthly General Meeting on Friday, August 5th, starting at 7:30 PM. The meeting will be at Rainbow Park Observatory, located at 301 Southern Blvd. in Rio Rancho (on the north side of the pool). The meeting is also available via Zoom, and the link can be found below.

Jayne Aubele of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will present a talk titled “A Half-Century of Venus Geological Exploration and the New Missions to Venus.” She will compare and contrast the geological features of Venus, Earth, and other planets. She will also provide details about the planning  stages of new missions to the “Volcano Planet.”

Jayne Aubele is a geologist and adult programs educator for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. As a geologist, she specializes in terrestrial and planetary volcanology. She worked as a field geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, a planetary geology research scientist for NASA, a staff research scientist at Brown University, and a NASA Space Grant program manager. In addition, she is a past-Chair of the Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America, past-President of the New Mexico Academy of Science, and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.

Both the meeting and presentation are free and open to the public. A stargaze at the observatory will follow the meeting, weather permitting. For more information, call (505) 430-9604.

Link to Zoom Meeting


2022 Meeting Dates
Jan-7 7:30 PM
Feb-4 7:30 PM
Mar-4 7:30 PM
Apr-8 7:30 PM
Astronomy Day
6:00 PM
Jun-3 7:30 PM
Jul-1 7:30 PM
Aug-5 7:30 PM
Sept-2 7:30 PM
Annual Night Under the Stars Fundraiser
6:00 PM
Nov-25 7:30 PM