Welcome to Dark Sky New Mexico

Come join us!

We have some of the darkest skies, the best amateur astronomers, and great support services at an exceptional value.


Some of the finest amateur astronomers in the world call Dark Sky New Mexico their home. Many of their photos have appeared in Astronomy Magazine, Sky & Telescope Magazine and similar periodicals.

Dark Skies

Dark Sky New Mexico has some of the darkest skies anywhere. We're located in Hidalgo County New Mexico, population 4654, 35 miles from Lordsburg, the county seat. Our location is over 4600 feet above sea level, with virtually no light and atmospheric pollution, and features clean, dry desert air. We believe that our site provides some of the best night sky observation conditions for astrophotography that you can find anywhere.


Please Contact Us to see how you can become part of this community.

Help & Support

We provide 24/7 site support and security. Mechanical problems with observatories can generally be resolved on a same day basis and IT support for our fiber internet network is also available. Repair service to mounts, computer equipment etc. is also available on a per-call basis. On-site accommodations (apartments, ranch house, and RV spaces) are available for visitors.