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First time visit and did not know what to expect. We were the only ones there near lunch time on a Monday, except for the museum attendant. I did not actually go into the museum part, which you have to pay admission to, but I...More
My husband and I went to the Sunspot National Solar Observatory the visitor center and museum. It is open 9 am to 5 pm. The visitor center has nice restrooms and a small museum. There was not much to see. We spent about 20 minutes...More
A good self-guided walking tour of the different telescopes of the observatory, however, they cannot be seen from inside. However, its worth while for the scenic views of the White Sands and Alamogordo below.
We drove up here from Cloudcroft to check it out. I was here several years ago and it was fascinating getting to walk around inside the observatory. However, this trip we were informed the observatory is only open Monday through Friday. This is a bit...More
The National Science Foundation is closing the National Solar Observatory facilities at Sunspot, scheduled for October. There is work with New Mexico State University, to build a consortium to continue observations at the site for educational use. The NSF and the Forest Service are working...More
It is a long, very beautiful, drive to get to the facility just to find nothing open and no personnel to make inquiries to. I was really excited to visit this facility while I was in the area as I had a relative involved in...More
The drive from Cloudcroft to Sunspot is magnificent...and if you enjoy astronomy, the visitor center is a great final touch. Make sure to stop at the first vista pullout on the way for the views of the valley below.
It was a thoroughly spectacular drive up to the observatory. We drove up in a convertible with the top down - the only way to go on four wheels. Although in limited use, the facilities were quite interesting and the view all the way to...More
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I would call Sunspot to answer those questions. Not all the equipment is there that used to be there. But there is a visitors center with some informational displays and a gift shop. The phone number is 505-434-7003. The... More
I would call Sunspot to answer those questions. Not all the equipment is there that used to be there. But there is a visitors center with some informational displays and a gift shop. The phone number is 505-434-7003. The drive to the center is spectacular.