• Borrego Dark Sky Coalition Stargazing
  • 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 www.abdnha.org/calendar1
    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

    photo of 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
    2017
    Saturday, December 9
    2018
    Saturday, January 13
    Saturday, February 10
    Saturday, March 10

    Borrego Night Sky Tours — Personalized Programs

    Reservations and fees www.borregonightskytours.com/schedule.
    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 highwaywestvacations.com/properties/palmcanyon
    Tentative Programs:
    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 www.springsatborrego.com.
    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



    CONTACT Borrego Springs Dark Sky Coalition c/o Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association
    PO Box 310, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
    760-767-3052 (leave message) or email BorregoDarkSkies@gmail.com