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New Mexico Stargazing

With nine certified Dark Sky Places, including seven Dark Sky Parks and the first-ever Urban Night Sky Place, our state offers unparalleled opportunities for stargazing and astrophotography. From the Milky Way visible from our own backyards to the upcoming annular solar eclipse, we'll guide you through the wonders of the deep night sky.

Here’s where you’ll find New Mexico’s Dark Sky Places.

By Jennifer C. Olson

Follow these tips for a great view after sundown.

By Jennifer C. Olson

Outdoors / Jun. 16, 2021

Starry Nights

Breathe it in. June nights provide a gateway to the wonders of our night skies.

Culture / Apr. 02, 2019

Our Stars Rule

Protecting ancient ruins—and the night sky.

Travel / May. 20, 2020

Seek Starry Skies And Big Feet

Clayton Lake State Park offers amazing dark skies and footprints left by dinosaurs millions of years ago.