Enchanted Skies Star Party
22nd Annual Enchanted Skies Star Party, Oct 14-17, 2015
Magdalena, New Mexico , this high desert, mountain town in central New Mexico is home to the revitalized Enchanted Skies Star Party and is a true Gateway to the Stars! The party is hosted by the Magdalena Chamber of Commerce from October 14-17, 2015.
It is geared to more serious observer and/or astro-photographer but is open to all. VIP tours of the nearby Very Large Array (NRAO VLA) and Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) will be offered. Details on registration, facilities, and guidelines can be viewed at www.enchantedskies.org.
Located at an elevation of 6,785′ (2,068m), Magdalena is a genuine dark sky site with regular sky background reading of 21.6-21.8 magnitudes per square arc-second. This is arguably one of the darkest sites in the continental US, as well as one of the driest. There are many good observational reasons why the NRAO/VLA and MRO are located nearby.