May 5, 2018 Adopt A Highway Cleanup

Conducted Cleanup required to Keep the Friends of the Cosmic Campground signs at mile posts 37 and 38 on Highway 180.

AAH NM 180 MP 37 - 38 Friends of the Cosmic Campground
[Photo by Patricia Grauer]

July 4, 2018  Glenwood 4th of July Parade

Glenwood 4th of July Parade 2018

Cosmic Campground Weekends 2018

The Cosmic Campground weekends are designated to answer the many questions about when is the best time to visit the Cosmic Campground. They are opportunities to meet other like minded people and perhaps to look through their telescopes.

August 11-12, 2018  Perseid Meteor Shower

Evening of the Perseid Meteor Shower August 11, 2018 [Image: David Thornburg]
Perseid Meteor [Image: David Thornburg]

August 12-13, 2018 WILL Class

24 people Attended the following Class
  1. Title: Meteors and Mars

  2. Date:  August 12, 13

  3. Time: Sunday, Monday 9:30 PM - 5:00 AM (overnight)

  4. Maxi/Min: 25

  5. Special Need/AV: None Requested

  6. Description:  Observations of the Perseid Meteor Shower and the planet Mars. The Perseid Meteor shower is rich and spectacular and will reach it's peak from late night until dawn the night of August 12-13, 2018 but should be good the night before and night after. The meteor shower will be viewed with the dark adapted human eye. The planet Mars will be large and bright having reached it's closet point to Earth July, 31, 2018. Participants will be able to view Mars through our telescope. It is accessible by any vehicle. No difficult hiking is required. The site is flat. Participants will need to bring their own water, food, binoculars, lawn chairs, warm clothing in case the night is chilly. They can camp and/or stay all or part of of the night.

  7. Ph#:  575 590 7536

  8. email:

  9. Address:  PO Box 2143 Silver City, NM 88062

  10. Bio:  Al Grauer is currently an observing member of the Catalina Sky Survey Team at the University of Arizona. This group has discovered nearly half of the earth approaching objects known to exist Al Grauer received a PhD in Physics in 1971 and has been an observational astronomer for 45 years. He retired as a university professor after 39 years of interacting with students. He has conducted research projects using telescopes in Arizona, Chile, Australia, Hawaii, Louisiana, and Georgia with funding from NSF and NASA. He currently writes and produces the audio series "Travelers In The Night" which has aired on 38 radio stations and has more than 315,000 plays and downloads on the Internet. Patricia Grauer, Annie, is a life long observer of the sky and is the driving force behind the Cosmic Campground.

Perseid Meteor [Image: David Thornburg]

October 13, 2018  Glenwood Fish Hatchery 80th Birthday

November 8-10, 2018 International Dark Sky Association Meeting

                               Snowbird, Utah

November 17, 2018 Adopt A Highway Cleanup 10AM

AAH NM 180 MP 37 - 38 Friends of the Cosmic Campground

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