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: 5:45 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
Enjoy the beautiful colors of autumn during this docent-led walk. The walk wanders up an easy, shady trail and leaders share information about the lively natural and cultural history of the canyon. A great opportunity to relax, enjoy and learn about The Nature Conservancy work here and beyond.
When: 9:00 a.m.Where: Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission: $6.00 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3.00 per person. Children under 16 - Free.
Info: 520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website
Learn about the nature of springs, their importance in our region, what threatens them, and how they can be protected in this lecture presented by Carianne Campbell, Landscape Restoration Program Manager at Sky Islands Alliance.
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Public Meeting Room, Sierra Vista Ranger District Office, 4070 S. Avenida Saracino, Hereford. (Off Hwy. 92, between Ramsey and Carr Canyon.)
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-459-2555, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/