Latest News

Come checkout out our new YouTube Channel! We’ll be posting lots of videos involved with construction of the dome.

May 23, 2018 – More Unloading of trucks holding enclosure parts

May 15, 2018 – Unloading of the first three trucks with enclosure!

May 14, 2018 – First delivery of enclosure Will arrive at the staging area in Water Canyon!!

About MRO

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) is located on 1,000 acres at 10,600 feet in the Magdalena Mountains of the Cibola National Forest in Socorro County, New Mexico (NM). This multi-use research and educational observatory is built and operated by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) with offices located on the NMT campus in Socorro, NM.

Upcoming Events

Assembling of dome Will be completed mid July

Telescope Transportation to the array

Dome-Telescope integration

First Light!