The Patterson Observatory and the Huachuca Astronomy Club invite you to a public viewing of the night sky. Weather permitting, you will be able to view the heavens with the 20-inch Patterson Telescope and other instruments. Among possible sights are craters of the crescent moon, gas giant planets Uranus and Neptune, double stars, various star clusters, nebula, planetary nebula and distant galaxies.
Please note that start times change with sunset times. All events depend on the weather - the telescope dome cannot be opened during rainfall, high winds and total overcast. Events could be cancelled due to weather conditions.
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Patterson Observatory, University of Arizona, Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Dr.
A map is available here.
Info: 520-417-6960, www.hacastronomy.org
Come and enjoy our fantastic Sierra Vista Farmer's Market. There is something for everyone...fresh and delicious locally grown produce...grass fed lamb, beef, pork and more...take home specialty breads and baked goods...shop the many booths featuring unique products such as local roasted coffees, honey products, salsas and much more. Have lunch at the market - a great way to spend mid-day.
When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Info: 520-678-2638, 520-417-6960, www.sierravistafarmersmarket.com
Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in the preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.
When: 9 a.m.
Where: 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission: $6.00 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3.00 per person. Children under 16 - free. No admission charge the first Saturday of every month.
Info: 520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website