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October 11-14, 2012
Palm Canyon Resort
Borrego Springs, California

In addition to the Memorial Day weekend event, RTMC also produces an early autumn star party called Nightfall.

Nightfall is unique because it takes place at a desert resort that cooperates in creating a dark, red-light only environment throughout its sprawling property.

This is a great opportunity to bring family and friends to a star party with amenities such as pools, high-speed Internet access, and air conditioned rooms, as well as dark, steady skies. In the daytime, the nearby Anza Borrego Park is a terrific place for hiking or off-roading.

How to Attend
Nightfall is hosted by the Palm Canyon Resort. You can make reservations to stay there by calling (800) 242-0044; be sure to mention that you are with the “astronomy event" or "telescope event” in October. For more information on the Palm Canyon Resort (but not reservations), go to http://www.pcresort.com.

Special Note for RV’ers
Many people come to Nightfall in an RV, or bring a camper trailer.  There is a large RV park at the Palm Canyon Resort with power, water and septic hook-ups, along with public restrooms and showers; reservations can be made through the resort. For a map of the RV park,
click here.

Map and Directions
Click on the following link for a map and directions from the Riverside area.

Additional Information
Click on the following link for additional information about Nightfall

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