Enchanted Skies Star Party 2009
October 14, 2009 @ 12:00 am - October 17, 2009 @ 12:00 am EDT
The Enchanted Skies Star Party, held in Socorro, New Mexico, offers a unique Southwestern Astronomy experience. With many exciting features, the Enchanted Skies Star Party includes a unique opportunity for a night of observing at an elevation of 10,600 feet. We continue our decade-long tradition of presenting outstanding lectures by leading professional and amateur astronomers, and we'll gather on Saturday night for an evening of great food, Southwestern entertainment and excellent, dark-sky observing. Socorro's dry, high-desert climate, dark skies, and friendly small-town environment provide an excellent dark sky observing experience.
Join us for dark sky observing, astronomy workshops, door prizes, lectures, and insider tours of the Very Large Array and the Magdalena Ridge Observatory.
Nightly observing, lectures, and camping will take place at the Etscorn Campus Observatory and at our official "Dark Sky Site," the El Camino Real International Heritage Center, located only about 30 miles South of Socorro.