Little can rival the beauty of the night sky. As a Gold-Tier International Dark Sky Association (IDA) Park, Capulin Volcano boasts one of the best in New Mexico. Park staff work hard to maintain this designation and invite the public to enjoy it year round through public programming and personal observation at our soon-to-be constructed Night Sky Observation station. If you don’t have your own equipment or you’re hoping for a guided adventure, join us for a ‘Star Party’. Star Parties are held April through September at the base of the Volcano and, occasionally, on the Volcano Rim. Interpretive park rangers give brief talks about the night sky and any astronomical events underway. All equipment needed is provided by the park. Information about Star Parties and other events can be found on the Capulin Volcano’s website at www.nps.gov/cavo, on the park’s social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), or by calling (575) 278-2201.
Capulin Star Party
- Des Moines, NM
- Capulin Volcano National Monument