Enchanted Skies Star Parties

2015| April 17 & 18 - Magdalena, NM

Magdalena Dark Sky Site - Oct 2014 image by Jim Jackson

Setting up at Magdalena’s Dark Sky Site - Oct 2014 - Image by Jim Jackson

Star Party News

APRIL 17-18, 2015

  • On-line registration IS OPEN! Register early since there is a limited number of tickets available! See the fee schedule on the REGISTRATION AND FEE tab at the top.
  • Magdalena accommodations have been posted on the FAQ tab.
  • The schedule for this star party has been posted! See the SCHEDULE tab at the top!

OCTOBER 14-17, 2015

  • Mark the dates for the 22nd annual ESSP, with tours of the Very Large Array and Magdalena Ridge Observatory. With the great dark sky observing that has become a tradition for all!

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

Friday April 17th 4PM through Saturday night April 18th, 2015.

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. This event is Open to All. Purchase tickets online here OR at the following locations: Magdalena Visitors Center, M&M Café, Socorro County Chamber of Commerce and The Very Large Array Gift shop. Tickets are $10 per adult/day or $15 for both days, Children 17 and under, accompanied by a paying adult, are free. Space is Limited. Dry camping at the dark sky site or book a hotel package in Magdalena, NM. What to bring: Binoculars, lawn chair, flashlight and warm clothes. Sponsorship grant provided by the NM Department of Tourism. Information pages are being updated daily; come back often! Hosted by Magdalena Chamber of Commerce.

Click HERE to listen to the new NPR/KUNM radio announcement!
See our new video below to get an idea of the Magdalena Enchanted Skies Star Party experience!
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