Dec 282011
Geologic Quirks of the Sandia Mountains - Geology Buffs Take Note!

Share It!CORONADO STATE MONUMENT Lecture Listing – Geologic Quirks of the Sandia Mountains Sunday, Jan 15, 2 – 4 pm Back by popular demand! The Friends of Coronado State Monument welcome Dirk Van Hart, local geologist, who will discuss the geologic history of our Sandia Mountains with an emphasis on some of its unusual features. The talk will be given in terms easily understood by a general audience, but will be greatly appreciated by those with a scientific background. Come enjoy one of our most popular speakers and learn more [Read More]

Dec 282011
Apollo 16 40th Anniversary Draws Celebrities: Moonwalker and Apollo Flight Director to Make Special Appearances

Share It! LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Gene Kranz (White Flight Director who is most notably remembered for being the Director for the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Apollo 13 Tiger Team Flight Director) and Charlie Duke (the 10th human to walk on the Moon, Apollo 11 Capsule Communications and Apollo 16 Lunar Module Pilot) will be the guest speakers at the Apollo 16 40th Anniversary Commemoration to be held March 8-10, 2012, in Las Cruces and Alamogordo. The event will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 16 mission (the [Read More]

Dec 212011
The Rio Grande Gorge and the Geology that Formed It

Share It!The Rio Grande Gorge and the Geology that Formed It By Linda Thompson Rio Grande Gorge ©Terry Thompson, (Taos, New Mexico) Spanish conquistadores discovered the mouth of the Rio Grande River in 1519. In the next 100 years they founded some of the earliest North American settlements along its banks. These explorers named the river El Río Grande, or 'the Great River.' However, it has been called many other names. The pueblo people called it Posoge, or P'Osoge, 'big river.' Shipwrecked British sailors crossed it in 1568 and [Read More]

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