Enchanted Skies Star Parties

2016| Magdalena, NM

Milky Way over Star Village, Magdalena NM. Image by Ed Juddo.

Milky Way over Star Village, Magdalena, NM. Image by Ed Juddo. Ocober 2015

Star Party News

OCTOBER 26-29, 2016, Wednesday through Saturday

****PRE-REGISTRATION closes tomorrow evening!** All that means is that you will not be on our Master Roster out at the dark sky site. If you do pre-register after tomorrow evening, please ensure you bring a copy of the registration form. That will help us since we won’t have access to the registration system after tomorrow evening as we’ll be out at Star Village! We’re getting close now to the kick off of the Enchanted Skies Star Party October 26-29, 2016.



Contributing Sponsors for October 2016

Thanks to all the following sponsors for supporting amateur astronomy!

  • -Village of Magdalena/Magdalena Chamber of Commerce

  • -Magdalena Astronomical Society

  • -National Science Foundation/National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)/The Very Large Array

  • -Magdalena Ridge Observatory

  • -New Mexico Tech Astronomy Club

  • -New Mexico Tourism Department

  • -Socorro County Chamber of Commerce

  • -City of Socorro

  • Socorro Electric Cooperative

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.

“Enchanted Skies Star Party” in Magdalena, New Mexico

The Enchanted Skies Star Party offers a unique Southwestern Astronomy experience with many exciting features. The planning for our 23rd annual star party has been completed and it is an awesome line up! We are excited to once again offer VIP tours of the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array and Magdalena Ridge Observatory. For the second year we will be hosted by the Magdalena Chamber of Commerce and are sponsored by NewMexicoTrue!

For more information on ESSP Oct2016, please come back to this site often to review this year’s SCHEDULE, how to register at REGISTRATION & FEES tab above, see our latest video below, and 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!
Gateway to the Stars El Camino Real sponsors nm true