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Astronomy League Meeting Features “Angel of Darkness” Guest Speaker March 9

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


What: The monthly of the New Mexico Museum of Space History’s Astronomy League welcomes astronomers of all ages and skill levels.

When: Thursday, March 9, at 7:00 pm.

Who: William “Bill” Wren picked up the nickname “Angel of Darkness” during his tenure at the McDonald Observatory where he worked for more 30 years as an astronomy educator and tireless advocate for dark skies. Now retired, Wren has moved to Cloudcroft, NM, where he plans to stay active with the dark skies community. Wren will be giving his presentation on the HETDEX – the Hobby-Eberly Dark Energy Experiment – at the University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory. Wren was the Commissioning TO for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope.

Where: Clyde W. Tombaugh Education Building on the campus of the Museum of Space History, front classroom.

Why: The event is free and open to the public.

The next meeting of the Astronomy League will be Thursday, January 12, 2023.

Bill Wren has retired after 32 years with McDonald Observatory, most recently working on protecting the dark skies over the observatory and surrounding areas. (McDonald Observatory)


The mirror of the 9.2-meter Hobby-Eberly Telescope is visible through the open louvers in this twilight view. In daylight, the flagpoles on the right show the flags of the five HET partner institutions. Credit: Marty Harris/McDonald Obs./UT-Austin


March 9
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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NM Museum of Space History
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Alamogordo, NM 88310 United States
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