October 11-14, 2012
Palm Canyon Resort
Borrego Springs, California
addition to the Memorial Day weekend event, RTMC also produces an early autumn star party
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.
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 AnzaBorregoPark
is a terrific place for hiking or off-roading.
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
for RVers 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.
Click on the following link for a map
and directions from the Riverside area.
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