Tombaugh Public Open House

october, 2022

28oct8:00 pmTombaugh Public Open House


Event Details

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will host an in-person open house at Tombaugh Campus Observatory on NMSU’s Las Cruces campus on Friday, October 28th starting at 8:00pm. The observatory is located on Williams Street, adjacent to the track. Public parking is available in the large lot west of the track. Tombaugh Campus Observatory on NMSU Las Cruces Campus.

The event will include a short presentation by Dr. Nancy Chanover entitled “NASA’s DART Mission: A SMASHING Success!” followed by telescope observations with the assistance of several department graduate students and staff. The astronomical objects planned for viewing – weather permitting – include Jupiter, Saturn, h and X Persei, and the Andromeda Galaxy. Hope to see you there!!



(Friday) 8:00 pm


NMSU Campus Observatory

3415 Williams Avenue