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Meet the Astronomers – Brian D. Ottum, Ph.D.

Meet the Astronomers – Brian D. Ottum, Ph.D.

Brian was born in Wisconsin and got a chemical engineering degree from UW.  After a few years in industry, he took a personality test which caused him to pursue a Ph.D. in market research @ U of Utah.  Since then, he’s been a “free agent” consultant helping big...

Senator Crystal Diamond recognizes Dark Sky New Mexico

Senator Crystal Diamond recognizes Dark Sky New Mexico

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and I am always glad to see entrepreneurship and business encouraged in New Mexico. I am honored to recognize Dark Sky New Mexico LLC of Animas, NM as today's "Star Business" at the Roundhouse. Dark Sky New Mexico...

Happy New Year – 10 Must-See Night Sky events in 2021

Happy New Year – 10 Must-See Night Sky events in 2021

The first event, which is coming up in just a couple days, is the Quadrantid meteor shower on January 3rd. On March 5th, Jupiter and Mercury will meet in a very close conjunction in the sky, separated by only .35 degrees. On May 5th, a Supermoon when the moon will...

Covid-19 Protocols at Dark Sky New Mexico

Covid-19 Protocols at Dark Sky New Mexico

We believe we can speak for everyone when we say that 2020 has not been anything we could have expected. Dark Sky New Mexico celebrated it’s 4th anniversary this year, and that we now have 35 astronomers on-site, while we prepare Covid-19 protocols to keep everyone...

David Elmore visits DSNM

David Elmore visits DSNM

David Elmore, a world class astrophotographer, recently spent ten nights at Dark Sky New Mexico.  He summarized this project in a recent electronic discussion before returning to his home near Boulder, Colorado.“The galaxy has many molecular clouds that appear over a...