Want to learn more about space?

Check out these great websites.


The Albuquerque Astronomical Society

Star parties!  Telescope making! Lunar observing!  More! A group for anyone who's ever looked at the sky or even never looked at the sky.


UNM Campus Observatory

See the cosmos through UNM's 14 inch Meade telescope, free and open to the public. Schedule available on their website.


Sky & Telescopes “This Week's Sky at a Glance”

What’s in the sky tonight?  Find out here.


Messier Catalog

Messier Objects: bright and beautiful to see. Learn how to find them on your own!


NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day

A different astronomy or space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.


The Planetary Photojournal

If NASA’s taken an image of it, this is where you’ll find it.


NASA for Educators

For educators and students K-12 and beyond.  Teaching materials, the latest science updates, & more.


The Cassini Mission

Where’s Cassini now?  What has it found out about Saturn and its moons?  This is the site to go to.


Curiosity and Opportunity Rover Homepages

The latest news from Mars!


Rover Field Reports from Mars

Updates from Mars, explained by Dr. Larry Crumpler, science team member on the Mars Exploration Rover and curator here at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.


The Planetary Society

Join with thousands of others to promote the exploration of space!


Spot the ISS from Albuquerque

Want to see the International Space Station cruise by in your backyard?  Here's where to go to find out when that will happen.


Light Pollution Map

This map of the world shows you how dark (or not) our skies are.  See how Albuquerque's sky compares to others around the world, or look for great places nearby for stargazing.

A Beginner's Guide to Telescopes

This page will tell you everything you need to know to get started observing in your own back yard!  From telescopes on a budget to which telescopes are best for kids, this is a great place to start.