Dark, dry skies across much of Grant County make for great star gazing almost everywhere. The best place to begin is at Double E Ranch while staying in one of the comfortable, cozy cabins at the Double E Ranch. FYI: The next Tetrad Eclipses will occur on September 25, 2015 in Alammorgo, New Mexico. Why not plan your next 'Star Party" at Double E Ranch! City of Rocks State Park and the Gila Wilderness are two additional options, as is almost any remote spot in the county!
Grant County's broad skies and dark nights make for fantastic star gazing — both for the hard core astronomy enthusiast and the casual observer.
Stars-N-Parks programs, sponsored at City of Rocks State Park by the National Public Observatory, can help make sense of the densely-packed New Mexico night skies — particularly for folks who are unaccustomed to seeing thousands of individual stars in the night sky.
Check the Silver City Chamber's events calendar for the next program and for the days of the next new moon, when skies are darkest.
The Southern New Mexico Star Party is a three-day event that attracts astronomers from across the continent. Sponsored seasonally by the National Public Observatory, the Star Party offers numerous presentations and opportunities to understand the seasonal changes to our nighttime skies.
Updated: August 2015