New Mexico Tech
The Performing Arts Series brings high voltage excitement to Socorro with ArcAttack, March 30 in Macey Center. This high power performance is unique in its elements and energy, being at the same time mesmerizing and energetically thrilling.
The internationally acclaimed U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will continue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at Macey Center on Tuesday, Mar. 6, at 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Ambassadors’ concert in Socorro is presented by the New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series.
by Jon Spargo, New Mexico Tech Astronomy Club
Venus begins its ascent into the evening sky reaching an elevation above the horizon of 14 degrees by the end of the month. Shining at magnitude -3.8 it will still be hard to locate in the first few minutes after sunset. However, for those with good binoculars or a small telescope, there is a special treat awaiting you on the 11th. Looking to the southwest about 30 minutes after sunset, Venus, Mercury and the bright star Antares will be stacked in a nearly vertical line with Venus on top.
The Golden Dragons Acrobats will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17 in New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center, in what is expected to be one of the most popular Performing Arts Series (PAS) events of the season, so make sure you get your tickets early.
That’s good advice from PAS Director Ronna Kalish, who said the China-based Golden Dragons generally perform to full houses in all 50 states and in more than 65 countries on five continents.
Yesterday is considered the #1 Beatles act in the world. Performing as the Beatles since 1986 complete with Beatle Boots, Drainpipe Trousers, authentic costumes, musical instruments and singing songs in their original key, Yesterday’s performance is spot on in every way.
La Catrina Quartet will perform string quartets by Latin American composers Ginastera and Revueltas in the first half of the program, and then be joined by violist Willy Sucre after intermission, to perform Dvorak. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, at New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center, to launch the 2011-2012 Presidential Chamber Music Series.
By Jon Spargo
New Mexico Tech Astronomy Club
Saturn hangs very low in the west at twilight sinking ever closer to the horizon and becoming invisible to the naked eye by the middle of the month. Venus continues to be lost in the glare of the sun and will not become visible to us in the evening sky until October.
Star-gazers from around the world are converging on Socorro and New Mexico Tech in September, for the Enchanted Skies Star Party. These amateur astronomers plan vacations to take advantage of New Mexico’s dark skies, now protected from light pollution by a state law enacted in 1999.