Thanks to New Mexico’s efforts to minimize light pollution, the whole state offers great views of the night skies, and Sierra County’s sparse population (just 3 people per square mile, largest town population = 6000) maximizes the advantage!
Wide open spaces are everywhere you look, and allow superb viewings of our galaxy and space-related events – such as the International Space Station passing by.
And where else can one easily enjoy seemingly unending views of the heavens while immersed in water? Nothing quite compares to the experience of witnessing a meteor shower while floating in the middle of a lake or an outdoor hot spring. And, once in a blue moon, there are moonlight river rafting trips on the Rio Grande.
Larry has three telescopes available on-site in Elephant Butte, but he is willing to travel elsewhere and bring telescopes that are suitable for the location. Call him on 915-443-9010, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a Star Party.