The Rio Rancho Astronomical Society is set to host its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Rainbow Park Observatory, 301 Southern Blvd. (behind Rainbow Pool.)

Melanie Templet, former RRAS president, will host a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 17, which was the final mission of the Apollo Program. Telescopes will be available for stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting. The meeting is free and open to the public.

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