Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow Turquoise Trail Drive Slideshow

Stops Along The Turquoise Trail

Astronomy Adventures

Astronomy Adventures 29 High Feather Ranch Rd
Cerrillos, NM 87010
View Website »
View Facebook Page »
(505) 577-7141

Peter Lipscomb, award-winning astrophotographer, operates Astronomy Adventures. New Mexico State Parks ranger by day and stargazer by night, he specializes in outdoor education. In the past, Peter served as director of the Night Sky Program for the New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance. From 2007-2010 he wrote a weekly astronomy column for The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. His work has also appeared in Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazines.

Over the years, Peter has worked with Amazon, Anheuser-Busch, Apple, The Bishop’s Lodge, The Commonweal Conservancy, Dow Chemical, Eli Lilly & Company, Encantado Resort, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Inn of The Anasazi, KPMG, Microsoft, The National Park Service and Chaco Culture National Historic Park, The National Association of Realtors, New Mexico State Parks, Osram Opto Semiconductor, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Raymond James, Raytheon Systems, The Santa Fe Conservation Trust, The Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau, Taos Pueblo, and Washington Mutual.

During a tour, Peter engages his guest’s interest by bringing the wonders of the night sky to a level that is more accessible and understood. The clockwork of the sky and what is seen depending upon the time of year is explained. Major constellations are pointed out. Using star lore based upon Greek mythology and other cultures from around the world, star patterns are explored and placed into a memorable context.

Moving from a broad view of the sky, Peter gradually brings the more remote jewels of the night sky within reach. Participants are introduced to close-up views of objects such as galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. The latest scientific findings about each object are shared to help provide a foundation for deeper understanding.

Tags: Cerrillos, Entertainment/Recreation, Educational, For Kids, Outdoor

Photos of Astronomy Adventures

You might also like to visit

Molly’s Bar - Passing through our doors you will find friendly faces, an efficient wait staff, and a host of the finest entertainers in our great southwest performing many styles of music.

New Mexico Public Lands Information Center - One-stop resource for outdoor recreation on State & Federal lands; maps, guidebooks, permits, free information.

Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo - We mine and sell rare Cerrillos Turquoise. Mine tours available by advance reservation. Gift Shop, Minerals, Bottles and Collectibles. Featured on Antiques Roadshow. "Come by & feed the Animals."

Sandia Crest House Gift Shop & Restaurant - Elevation 10,678 feet. Enjoy breathtaking views, eclectic gifts and light dining. Open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Cibola National Forest & Visitor Center - A welcome center to help make the most of your travels. Complete with maps, area information, restrooms, travel & road conditions.

Jezebel Soda Fountain - Experience the original soda fountain from the 1920's. Jezebel's decadent romance with food parlor.

Broken Saddle Riding Co. - Ride the Cerrillos Hills State Park. Silver & Turquoise Mines. Missouri Fox Trotters, Tennessee Walkers. Walk, Trot, Canter or Gallup. Small groups/private rides.

Encaustic Art Institute - 501c3 dedicated to encaustic/wax awareness. Gallery open 12-5 weekends, or by appt.

Sandia Peak Tramway - Ride the Tramway - 2.7 miles rising to 10,378 feet with an 11,000 square mile panoramic view.

Nai of Stoneridge - Specializing in properties along The Turquoise Trail.

Join Our Email List

Upcoming Event

Lost Treasures

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Historian Bob Julian digs into New Mexican treasure hunting stories.
Event details »
View all events »

National Scenic Byway

On June 15, 2000 the Turquoise Trail received designation as a National Scenic Byway from the The National Scenic Byways Program after completing a comprehensive corridor management plan.

The plan is available for review here »

Our Connections

Take a moment to visit our other friends.

Visit our connections »