• Silent auction
  • Food
  • All about Mars


The Rio Rancho Astronomical Society will host its 11th annual fundraiser at Rainbow Park Observatory. The park is located at 301 Southern Blvd. behind Rainbow Pool in Rio Rancho.

Dr. Larry Crumpler, one of the lead planetary geologists on the Perseverance Mars Rover and Ingenuity helicopter, will talk about his 30 years of experience on multiple Mars missions.

His new book, “Missions to Mars,” will be available for sale and autographs.

Activities, silent auction, and food begin at 5 p.m., and Crumpler’s talk starts at 7 p.m.  For more information, including a link to silent auction items, visit our website at www.rrastro.org.