Stargaze Under the First 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 – the first in California! Additionally, USA Today ranked Anza-Borrego Desert in the top 10 stargazing locations in America!

Join One of Our Popular “Star Parties!”

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 big screen presentations and guided stargazing. Noted astronomers, such as Dennis Mammana, guide visitors through the wonders of the night sky. Borrego Springs is one of the only internationally-recognized Dark Sky Communities in the Nation.

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 since 1992 has written “Stargazers,” the only nationally-syndicated weekly newspaper column on astronomy. 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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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.

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