Enchanted Skies Star Party

2017| Magdalena, NM

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Enchanted Skies Star Party 2017

Tuesday 17-Oct-17 through Saturday 21-Oct-17

Hosted by the Magdalena Astronomical Society.

Magdalena, NM USA

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Registration and cost structure have changed this year. Please go to the Registration & Fees page for details. Registration will open August 1, 2017.

See the preliminary SCHEDULE of events.



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.


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

“Enchanted Skies Star Party” in Magdalena, New Mexico

The Enchanted Skies Star Party (ESSP) offers a unique astronomy experience in the southwestern United States. For one, the dark sky viewing can’t be beat. And we offer a friendly and collegial milieu by limiting registration to 125 people. Our site is in the Cibola National Forest, just outside the tiny town of Magdalena, New Mexico. We are now busy planning the 24th ESSP for October 2017. The full 5-day/night program is designed for the serious amateur astronomer, and will again include the popular VIP tours of the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array and the Magdalena Ridge Observatory and Interferometer. This year we will also be featuring a 2-day “Astronomy Camp” designed for the novice amateur that will include lectures, assistance setting up your telescope and green laser sky tours and star stories. In addition, there will guided tours and lectures at Magdalena’s Astronomical Lyceum, an unusual museum/workshop/library facility that has antique telescopes!

Start planning your trip to the Dark Skies of New Mexico.

“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!
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