Enchanted Skies Star Parties

2015| Magdalena, NM

Orion Nebula, M42, with the 10

Orion Nebula, M42, with the 10” RCOS & Nikon D600, ISO3200, stack of 28 frames (14 minute exposure), before it set early Saturday evening (18-Apr-2015). Outside Magdalena, New Mexico. Image by Glen Wurden.

Star Party News

OCTOBER 14-17, 2015

**”BEST Star Party ever!” Thanks to all our participants, volunteers, supporting vendors, Magdalena Chamber of Commerce and the Cibola National Forest team.



Memories from the October 2015 Enchanted Skies Star Party

Click HERE for images by Colleen Gino from her Oct 14th, 2015 visit to Magdalena Ridge Observatory.


Memories from the April 2015 Enchanted Skies Star Party

Click HERE. Images by Glenn Bigelow.

Click HERE for a Santa Fe Reporter article by Julie Ann Grimm.

Contributing Sponsors for October 2015

Thanks to all the following sponsors for supporting amateur astronomy!

  • -Magdalena Chamber of Commerce

  • -National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)

  • -New Mexico Tech Astronomy Club

  • -New Mexico Tourism Department

  • -Socorro County Chamber of Commerce

  • Socorro Electric Cooperative

“Enchanted Skies Star Party” in Magdalena, New Mexico

The Enchanted Skies Star Party offers a unique Southwestern Astronomy experience with many exciting features. We have just concluded our 22nd year star party and it was the “BEST Star Party EVER!” It was great for our participants and a great team effort by all our volunteers and local vendors! Thanks to all for making it GREAT! We are posting photos as we receive them! Take a look!

For more information on future parties, please have a look at the rest of the pages on this site.

“Last night I was moved, lifted off earth and transported close to what is far away.” Full quote here..Going Cosmic - Magdalena Star Party
Click HERE to listen to the April 2015 NPR/KUNM radio announcement!
See our video below to get an idea of the Magdalena Enchanted Skies Star Party experience!
Gateway to the Stars El Camino Real sponsors nm true