Equinox Gnomon and the WEBB Telescope: Take Two

On March 19, Placitas Community Library will celebrate the Vernal Equinox with astronomers Tony Hull and Steve Snider. Beginning around 10am you are, once again, invited to place stones marking the path of the sun’s shadow. Twice a year, on the Equinoxes, the pattern created by the Gnomon’s shadow is special indeed and quite different from other days of the year. The placing of stones to create this pattern will continue every 15 minutes throughout the day.

In cooperation with The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS), there will be opportunities to safely view our sun’s activity in the form of solar flares and sun spots. At 2pm, Tony Hull will again speak about the James WEBB Space Telescope, this time with a focus on what we are seeing in the glorious
images from the scope and what astronomy is learning about the universe

Placitas Community Library on452 Highway 165 in Placitas


Mar 19 2023


10:00 am


Placitas Community Library
453 NM-165, Placitas, NM 87043