The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Observatory 

Observatory Photo

Solar Observing

The museum's observatory, located on the second floor adjacent to the temporary exhibit gallery, is Albuquerque’s window on the galaxy! Our 16" Meade LX200 telescope is the largest telescope open to the public in the state.  It is open for safe viewing of the sun from 10 - 11 a.m. every Thursday.

Lunar Observing

Once a month free lunar observing will be offered as well.  Learn how lunar features formed and get the latest information from exploration missions.

The next dates are:

  • February 23, 7-8 p.m.
  • March 30, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • April 27, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.


Photo Credit: Asis Carlos