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 CLOSED! We are thrilled that our capacity has been met and if you were hoping to come please plan to do so at our October Star Party.

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. Our capacity at the dark sky site has been met but please join us on Saturday, April 18th for a “Solar Crawl” in Magdalena. Starts at 11am with four locations hosting a solar telescope, activities, and two science lectures. Sponsorship grant provided by the NM Department of Tourism. Hosted by Magdalena Chamber of Commerce.

“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 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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