Simeis 147 by Rick Thurmond and CoSMO Team, Magdalena, New Mexico. Full IMAGE
Star Party News
Enchanted Skies Star Party 2017
October 17-22, 2017
Hosted by the Magdalena Astronomical Society.
Magdalena, NM USA
Registration is OPEN for ESSP 2017! Go to the SCHEDULE page to see what we are offering this year. Then go to the REGISTRATION & FEES page to pre-register!
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 finalizing plans for 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” on Friday and Saturday 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 be guided tours and lectures (for “FULL” and “Astronomy Camp” registrants) 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.