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

  • Planning has started for the 22nd annual Enchanted Skies Star Party. Come back often for updates to the schedule!



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 April 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

  • Socorro Electric Cooperative

“Enchanted Skies Star Party” in Magdalena, New Mexico

Family friendly guided star viewing by night with daytime activities. Knowledgeable Astronomers from New Mexico Tech, The Very Large Array, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, and Magdalena Astronomical Society will be on hand for fascinating programs.

“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