The dark skies over Borrego can be a great place to watch thousands of stars wheel around the North Star as the Earth turns during the night.
PROGRAMS BY DENNIS MAMMANA
ANZA-BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK — Free Programs
Stargazing at the Visitor Center
200 Palm Canyon Dr.
Call for information 760-767-4205 www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=638
At Borrego Palm Canyon Amphitheater.
Explore constellations and learn about the importance of dark skies. Telescope if weather permits.
CALIFORNIA OVERLAND DESERT EXCURSIONS
Celestial Overnight Campouts
Call for information and fees 760-767-1232
Saturday/Sunday, March 25, 2017
Saturday/Sunday, April 15, 2017
Stellar overnight in a stargazerís paradise with an astronomer provides a unique luxury camping experience.
OCOTILLO WELLS STATE VEHICULAR REC. AREA
Call for information 760-767-5391 ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25635
Everyone is invited! Telescopes will be on hand.
THE SPRINGS AT BORREGO
Call for information and fees 760-767-0004
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. (Dinner, Lecture, Sky Viewing)
Sun. April 02 — Greatest Light Show on Earth
Sun. May 28 — The Summer Sky: A Preview
Astronomical Programs in Borrego Springs
Winter 2016-2017 Season
The following is an overview of the star gazing programs in the Borrego Valley during the 2016-2017 winter season. Download the pdf for a complete listing of the Astronomical Programs in Borrego Springs, November 2016—April 2017.
ANZA-BORREGO DESERT NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION
Reservations and info at 760-767-3098 and www.abdnha.org/calendar1
STARGAZING PROGRAMS BY DR. JIM & GRACE RICKARD
Programs will resume in the fall.
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.
Venue: Borrego Lutheran Church, located on Church Lane
Sponsor: Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association
Reservations: Not necessary
BORREGO NIGHT SKY TOURS 2016 - 2017 schedule
Reservations and fees www.borregonightskytours.com/schedule View the cosmos with astronomer Dennis Mammana and a large telescope.
BORREGO SPRINGS RESORT & SPA
Occasional stargazings and astronomical programs
Call for information and fees 760-767-5700
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.
Dinner, Talk, Sky Viewing:
Sat. April 22 — The Big Dipper: A Celestial Icon
Sat. May 20 — Celestial Myths: Busted
Contact: Borrego Springs Dark Sky Coalition Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association PO Box 310, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
760-767-3052 (leave message) or email BorregoDarkSkies@gmail.com