Astronomical Programs in Borrego Springs
December 2017 — May 2018
The following is an overview of the stargazing programs in the Borrego Valley. Download the pdf for an outline of the Astronomical Programs in Borrego Springs.
Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association
www.abdnha.org Reservations and info at 760-767-3098 and
See the unique and serene beauty of moonlight on the canyon walls with Mike McElhatton on an easy 1.5 mile walk through South Palm Wash. Meet at the ABDNHA office and carpool. Free. Space limited.
Full Moon Desert Walk
Friday, November 3, 2017
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Stargazing Programs by Dr. Jim and Grace Rickard
Identify the constellations in our clear desert skies. Telescopes provided for observing
objects such as the Orion nebula and the Andromeda galaxy. Bring binoculars if you have
them and warm clothes. Sponsored by ABDNHA, there is no charge or reservations necessary
for this excellent program. Park at the Lutheran Church, located on Church Lane. If you
need directions, please call the Nature Center, 760/767-3098. Cancelled in case of
cloud cover. All programs start at 7:30 p.m. Venue: Borrego Lutheran Church, located on Church Lane
Sponsor: Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association
Cost: Free — Reservations not necessary
Saturday, December 9
Saturday, January 13
Saturday, February 10
Saturday, March 10
Borrego Night Sky Tours — Personalized Programs
Reservations and fees
Personalized tour of the cosmos above Borrego Springs with the power of a telescope and Dennis Mammana, one of America's favorite celestial tour guides.
Palm Canyon Hotel and RV Resort — Dinner, Talk, Sky Viewing
Call for information and fees 760-767-5341
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Stargazing and program by astronomer, Dennis Mammana. Call for details.
The Springs at Borrego — Dinner, Talk, Sky Viewing
Call for information and fees 760-767-0004, or go to
Star parties feature dinner and drinks followed by presentations and guided stargazing. Noted astronomers such as Dennis Mammana, John Mosley and Mack Wesner, guide visitors through the wonders of the night sky using the 11-inch telescope permanently installed at the Astronomy Park.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018