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Getting started on planning. Dates should be October 22-26. It may be a bit
chillier, but we won't be clashing with the likes of Okie-Tex. They think
they are such a big deal. :) The Moon will be a bit visible in the beginning,
but will be better later in the week.
The "Enchanted Skies Star Party" (ESSP) in offers a unique astronomy experience in the southwestern United States. For one, the dark sky viewing can't be beat. We also offer a friendly and collegial milieu by limiting registration to 125 people. Our site is in the Cibola National Forest, just 15 minutes outside the small town of Magdalena, New Mexico.
Magdalena, New Mexico in the rainy season.
2019-01: Planning begins.
2018-10-15: The sun has set on another ESSP. Everyone seemed to have a pretty good time, despite the weather. Tuesday night was very good, Wednesday pretty good, but the rest of the week was kinda cloudy. We'll get some pictures gathered up and on the site in the coming weeks. A big thanks to everyone that dropped by and everyone that helped out.
2018-10-08: Here is a newsletter for this year's ESSP event, Lyceum, Magdalena Astronomical Society, and FOAH (Friends On A Hill) Observatory happenings! It's been kind of a busy year around here!