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“OYE” Organized Youth Engagement

January 03, 2023

“OYE”

Organized Youth Engagement

OYE is a collaborative effort and project of the New Mexico Youth Alliance, New Mexico Civic Engagement, Partnership for Community Action, Community Learning and Public Service, New Mexico Forum for Youth in Community, Children Youth and Families Department, and Office of School and Adolescent Health.

 

Two students from Robertson High School attend the 2014 OYE conference in Albuquerque, NM.

 

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Transit of Venus

June 05, 2012

Transit of Venus  Las Vegas, New Mexico 2012

What is a transit of Venus?

When Venus passes directly between earth and the sun, we see the distant planet as a small dot gliding slowly across the face of the sun.  Historically, this rare alignment is how we measured the size of our solar system.  The view is like a front row seat to the transit method, by which we find planets around distant stars.

 

When is it?

The last transit of Venus occurred June 5-6, 2012.  The next pair of Sun-Venus-Earth alignments will be December 2117 and 2125.  Look for a transit of Mercury in 2016.

 

What happened in 2012?

People across the globe witnessed and celebrated science in action. Observing parties, public outreach, live webcasts, art exhibits, historic displays, music , and more set the 2012 transit of Venus apart as a collective science experience. 

 

Learn more about the Transit of Venus

Annular Solar Eclipse

May 20, 2012

Annular Solar Eclipse

Las Vegas, New Mexico 2012
“Annular Solar Eclipse”

An annular solar eclipse took place on May 20, 2012 (May 21, 2012 in local time in the Eastern Hemisphere), with a magnitude of 0.9439.

 

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth.

 

An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

 

North America

It was the first annular eclipse in the continental U.S. since the solar eclipse of May 10, 1994 which was also the previous eclipse of this series Solar Saros 128.

 

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