Enchanted Skies Star Party

2017| Magdalena, NM


Enchanted Skies Star Party

October 17-22, 2017


Click HERE for the 2017 SCHEDULE.

A few HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES for this year’s schedule:

  • . We’ve added an extra night of observing under the dark skies of Star Village so “Full” registrants can enjoy five (5) days and nights.

  • . Due to overwhelming response, we’ve included two tours to both the MRO and VLA. However, we’ve had to limit the tour size, so make sure you contact Cathi Havens via email (cathie@sandsoptika.com) to reserve your spot once you have PAID for Full registration ($65). See the tour days and times on the “schedule” file you can access above. Also see the F.A.Q. page HERE.

The food truck scheduled for this year is UNABLE to be there due to a last minute emergency. There are several restaurants and places for food in Magdalena. CLICK HERE.

ASTRONOMY CAMP will include daytime and night time sessions on Friday and Saturday. Full registrants are included ($65) or you may register for only Friday and Saturday “Astronomy Camp” ($40).**

The daytime presentations will cover types of astronomical objects commonly observed; star atlases and how to use them; observing guides; and telescopes, eyepieces and finders. Participants will be able to compare popular star atlases and observing guides. These presentations will dovetail with related talks at the Astronomical Lyceum.

After dark, on Friday and Saturday nights, there will be a laser guided tour of the night sky, which will provide an overview of the astronomy of the night sky, and emphasize concepts and objects discussed in the daytime talks. Participants will be encouraged to set up their telescopes in the Astro-Camp area, where seasoned observers will provide instruction on how best to use their telescope, and will help find astronomical objects from 9 - 11 pm.!

ASTRONOMICAL LYCEUM PROGRAM includes a robust schedule of speakers and presentations. Make sure you take a look [ HERE ] for all the details (scroll down past the four day schedule). Don’t miss it!

Included [ HERE ] is the abstract and bio for WP (Phil) Fleming’s talk on constellations.

Dan Llewellyn - Lyceum Speaker