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Our monthly meetings are usually held at Rainbow Park Observatory 301 Southern Blvd in Rio Rancho.  The building is located behind Rainbow Park Pool (See map link above).  The monthly meeting is usually on the Friday of the month that is between New Moon and First Quarter Moon, starting at 7:30 PM , and a public stargaze follows each meeting, weather permitting.

Monthy Public Meeting

July 5th, 7:30 PM

Monthly public meeting at Rainbow Park Observatory

Chris Marsh, a retired engineer will give a talk on the history of NASA's Mission Control.  Mr. Marsh worked for a number of years supporting the Johnson Space Center in Houston as a systems engineer developing prototypes, requirements and designs for Mission Control and the Space Station.  His presentation will be on the history of the Mission Control Center used for the Gemini, Apollo and the Space Shuttle programs.  Next month will be 50 years since we landed on the Moon and most people don’t know how vital the Mission Control Center was to getting us there.

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RRAS 2019 Meeting Dates
Jan 11, 2019 7:30 PM
Feb 8, 2019 7:30 PM
Mar 8, 2019 7:30 PM
Apr 12, 2019 7:30 PM
May 11, 2019
National Astronomy Day
6:00 PM
Jun 7, 2019 7:30 PM
July 5, 2019 7:30 PM
Aug 9, 2019 7:30 PM
Sept 7, 2019
Night Under The Stars
4:00 PM
Oct 4, 2019 7:30 PM
Nov 1, 2019 7:30 PM