Stargaze Under the Only International Dark Sky in California
Experience Dark Skies and Brilliant Starlight Like No Other
When was the last time you clearly saw the Milky Way? It’s all part of our magical desert experience. Burning sunsets, bursting stars and dark skies beyond your imagination!
The Springs at Borrego RV Resort is 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.
Borrego Springs is one of eight international Dark Sky Communities, yet it is the first and only in California! Additionally, USA Today ranked Anza-Borrego Desert in the top 10 stargazing locations in America!
Join One of Our Popular “Star Parties!”
Now equipped with our own astronomy park with shells and pads, The Springs at Borrego 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.
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 our astronomy park at the only internationally-recognized Dark Sky Community in California.
About Dennis Mammana
For five 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 six books, hundreds of popular magazine and encyclopedia articles, and writes “Stargazers”, the only nationally-syndicated weekly newspaper column on astronomy, now in its 25th 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.
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- In 2011, KCET designated Borrego Springs as one of The 7 Best SoCal Locations for Desert Night Sky Viewing.
- In 2012, USA Today named the town as one of Ten Great Places to Stargaze in the U.S..
- in 2013, KCET ranked it first in its Seven Best Places to Stargaze in San Diego County.
- In 2014, The Active Times dubbed Borrego one of the Top Spots for Stargazing Out West and Afar magazine listed it among the world’s Epic Stargazing Destinations.
Check for Dates and Times of Stargazing Events!
So, 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. Private classes with Dennis are also available.