Dark Sky NM

inviting you to enjoy and protect the New Mexico night sky

About Us

    Dark Sky NM is a working group of night-sky advocates with interests and expertise in amateur astronomy, birding, illumination engineering, astrophotography, lighting ordinance development, and conservation. We have been involved in dark-sky issues in New Mexico for the past 15 years.
    Our vision for New Mexico is a landscape where all night-time lighting follows best practices with respect to necessity, timing, shielding, color, brightness, energy efficiency, and impact on humans and wildlife—and where every New Mexican can look up and see the Milky Way.
    We created this website to provide an information hub for everyone who cares about the New Mexico night-sky environment.





Image Credits

Home Page
♦ Comet Lovejoy by Dan Richey
♦ Great Horned Owl and Chick by George Gentry, published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Intro Page
♦ Orion Nebula by Sloan Digital Sky Survey
♦ Grey Fox by James Marvin Phelps

Enjoy Page
♦ Omega Centauri by John Sefick

Protect Page
♦ Detail from "Stars" painting by Gianpiero Actis
♦ Detail from Light Pollution Atlas by David Lorenz


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