The Village of Magdalena

Rich in History and Tradition. Where

old and new frontiers merge and art

and science meet. Come explore

our welcoming community.


Traditional and contemporary arts,

open studio tours, galleries, antiques, performance, music and Fiber Arts Trail.


Gardening, sustainable living and conservation workshops and tours.


Cowboy dances, round-ups,

trail riding and ropings!

Magdalena Ridge Observatory,

Kelly Mine and Ghost Town.


Biking, hiking, hunting and rock hounding.


Cafés, B&Bs, motels, RV park and camping.


GUIDED STAR PARTIES APRIL 17-18 & OCTOBER 14,15,16 and 17th






Stop by the Visitor’s Center • 902 W. First St. on Rt. 60 Fri., Sat., & Sun.  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM • 575-854-3310


Enchanted Skies



Friday, April 17 at 4:00PM thru Saturday night April 18, 2015

Magdalena, New Mexico

Family friendly guided star viewing in New Mexico’s darkest skies. Enjoy a host of daytime & nighttime activities.

Green laser tours of the night sky!  Solar telescope "crawl" by day. Bring your binoculars / telescope or use ours to discover what YOU can find

in the night sky!


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 aimed @ beginners / intermediate astronomy fans but Open to All!  Tickets are available on line at or at the following locations: Magdalena Visitors Center - Bear Mountain Gallery, M/M Café, Socorro County Chamber of Commerce, The Very Large Array Gift Shop.

Tickets are $10.00 per person/

per day or $15.00 for both days.

Children 17 and under are free.


Space is Limited so get your tickets in advance, dry camping and RV parking is available at the dark sky site, hotel pack-ages are available. Food at the dark sky

site or dine in restaurants in Magdalena.


For the full list of activities,

hotel packages, and tickets, go

call Judy Stanley @  505-515-5780,


What to bring?  Binoculars, telescopes, lawn chairs, flashlights, warm clothes, a sense of wonder and a desire to explore the Universe!


This event is hosted by the Magdalena Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Magdalena Astronomical Society and the

New Mexico Tech Astronomy Club. Sponsorship Grant from the

New Mexico Department of Tourism



SAVE the DATE: "Enchanted Skies Star Party"

October 14 through 17th, 2015 in Magdalena, NM