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Visit the Sunspot Solar Observatory near Cloudcroft NM

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Drive through the cool Sacramento Mountains and enjoy the fall colors of the aspens. Join a walking tour of the Sunspot Solar Observatory. Because of the dry air of the southwest, isolation from major air pollution and plenty of sunshine, Sunspot is an excellent location for observations of our sun. At an elevation of 9,186 feet, you will have an excellent view of the Tularosa Basin and White Sands.

The tour begins at 10 AM so we will carpool there beginning at 7:30 AM sharp. Please meet near the Taco Bell in the Lowe’s parking lot on Transmountain and US-54 – the southwest corner of the lot. (MAP) There is a $5 per car fee to enter the solar observatory campus. So, plan to carpool. Bring plenty of water. For more information, contact Jim Tolbert,, 915-525-7364.

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