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 20 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 wildlifeand 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.
♦ Comet Lovejoy by Dan Richey
♦ Great Horned Owl and Chick by George Gentry, published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
♦ Orion Nebula by Sloan Digital Sky Survey
♦ Grey Fox by James Marvin Phelps
♦ Omega Centauri by John Sefick
♦ Detail from "Stars" painting by Gianpiero Actis
♦ Detail from Light Pollution Atlas by David Lorenz
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