242nd meeting

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
242nd meeting of the American Astronomical Society
Albuquerque, New Mexico
4 – 8 June 2023

Public Interest Event: Two Solar Eclipses Are Coming to Albuquerque!
Wednesday, 7 June
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
No cost

All of Albuquerque and parts of several Native American pueblos and reservations lie within the path of the annular solar eclipse of 14 October 2023. Based on climate records, the area has excellent odds of clear skies for this event. Coincidentally, 14 October falls on the last Saturday of the world-renowned International Balloon Fiesta, drawing even more attention to the eclipse.

Barely six months later, on 8 April 2024, a total solar eclipse crosses North America from southwest to northeast. Albuquerque is not on the path of totality but will nevertheless experience a deep partial solar eclipse.

To help prepare the local population to experience the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses, this free public presentation is being organized jointly by the AAS Solar Eclipse Task Force and the outreach team for NASA’s PUNCH (Polarimeter to UNify the Corona and Heliosphere) mission. Reflecting the region’s wonderful diversity and rich history of Sun-watching, this event will feature multiple speakers expressing a mix of scientific, cultural, and historical perspectives on solar eclipses.

Join us on Wednesday evening, 7 June, from 7 to 8 pm MDT in the spectacular Albuquerque Journal Theatre at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street SW, about 1½ miles from the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Admission is free, but everyone in your party needs a ticket. Reserve yours online at https://my.nmculture.org/10302/20721; you can download digital tickets or have them held for pickup at Will Call when you arrive for the event. You can also reserve tickets by phone at 505-724-4771 for pickup at Will Call. And you can get tickets in person at the box office in the Welcome Center next to the NHCC Torreón; hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.