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A Breathtaking Night Sky in
California's Secret Desert™!

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Photo by Dennis Mammana

It’s all part of the desert experience. Warm days poolside with palm trees. Then burning sunsets, bursting stars, and dark skies like you could only imagine.

When was the last time you saw the Milky Way? Have you ever seen it? Here at The Springs it’s a common sight!

Now equipped with our own Astronomy Park, The Springs offers guests both the opportunity to view the night sky with their own telescopes or to take part in one of our special scheduled star parties.

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Photo by Dennis Mammana

Star parties feature dinner and drinks followed by presentations and guided stargazing. Noted astronomers, such as Dennis Mammana and John Mosley, guide visitors through the wonders of the night sky using the 11-inch telescope permanently installed at our Astronomy Park.

Check the online activities calendar for dates and times of stargazing events.

The Springs at Borrego RV Resort is a haven within a haven for stargazing. A designated Dark Sky Community, Borrego Springs protects the night sky—a valuable natural resource—from light pollution, so that everyone living and visiting here can enjoy the glittering stars, moon, and Milky Way.

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Photo by Dennis Mammana

Borrego Springs is 1 of only 3 official Dark Sky Communities in the entire world and the first and only in California! Additionally, USA Today ranked Anza-Borrego Desert in the top 10 stargazing locations in America.

Imagine viewing the night sky in comfort, wearing nothing but shorts and a tee shirt! For most of the year at The Springs, this would indeed be the case.

Join us for one (or all!) of our exciting series of star parties with renowned astronomer and sky Photographer Dennis Mammana. Each party includes a light dinner and beverages, slide show and star talk with Dennis, and (weather permitting) telescope viewing at our Astronomy Park.

The Milky Way: An Insider’s Guide
October 27, 2013

Few celestial sights are as stunning as an autumn desert sky. Stroll with us along the Milky Way—from the nearest of stars and glowing nebulae, to the shattered remains of once mighty suns, to our galaxy's distant stellar clusters—and witness some of the most magnificent scenery anywhere!

Fire & Ice in the December Sky
December 1, 2013

December nights in the desert are perfect for stargazing, especially when meteors are raining down from the annual Geminid meteor shower. And this year, these fleeting blips of fire may be accompanied by an equally stunning spectacle: the icy cosmic nomad known as Comet ISON.

Stellar Winter Wonderland
December 29, 2013

During wintertime, the sky over Borrego glistens with the most brilliant and colorful stellar canopy of the year.  From colossal glowing clouds where new stars and planetary systems are being born, to the shattered remains of once-mighty suns, all make winter nights a true spectacle for desert stargazers.

2014: A Year of Cosmic Wonders
January 5, 2014

As we once again turn the page on the calendar, an exciting new year of celestial events comes into view: eclipses, lunar and planetary conjunctions, meteor showers and more.  Don’t miss this fun-filled preview of what promises to be another fascinating year of cosmic wonders!

The Illusion of Now
February 9, 2014

The universe we see is merely a snapshot of cosmic time; the light that enters our eyes today originated in distant celestial bodies long ago, and carries with it stories from those ancient times. Tonight we’ll see how the cosmos appears not as it is “now” but as it was long ago.

Shadow on the Moon
March 23, 2014

On the night of April 14/15, we in North America will be treated to a dramatic total eclipse of the moon—our first in nearly three years. Learn how a lunar eclipse works, how these have influenced history, and how you can view and photograph this stirring celestial event like a pro!

Top Five Things You Must See Before Leaving the Planet
April 20, 2014

The heavens are filled with amazing sights. Some can appear in our beautiful desert sky; others we must travel far to see. Tonight you will learn about the most remarkable celestial events that you must see before you leave the planet. This is one presentation you won’t want to miss!

Flying Blue Marble
May 25, 2014

Sit in rush hour traffic for awhile and it's hard to believe that anythinganywhereis moving.  But, despite its appearance, our world is whirling through space in seven different directions at more than a million miles per hour.  Here's a program that will surely leave your head spinning!  

About Dennis Mammana

For four decades, Dennis Mammana has delivered the wonder and mystery of the heavens to audiences around the world. With degrees in physics and astronomy from Otterbein College and Vanderbilt University, Mammana is the author of seven books, hundreds of popular magazine and encyclopedia articles, and writes Stargazers, the only nationally-syndicated weekly newspaper column on astronomy, now in its 21st consecutive year. A dynamic public speaker, Mammana has entertained and informed audiences on six continents—at resorts, on cruise ships, and as an after-dinner speaker—and has become a frequently-invited guest on both radio and television.