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The Observatory

The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory is a teaching and learning tool for all ages, intended to further enhance free public educational opportunities and expand on the understanding of our night skies while offering new programming in astronomy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The following is a list of the most frequently asked questions received:

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Programs & Events

Observatory Tours

The observatory is currently closed.

Stargazing Parties

Stargazing Parties take place at various times throughout the month. Stargazing Parties are limited to 40 patrons. Pre-registration is required. E-Blasts with link to registration site will follow. Please sign up for our eNewsletter to receive updates and registration information about the Stargazing Parties. For additional information, please call 760-341-7323.

Observatory Programs

Held in the Library's Community Room throughout the year. Check our calendar for details.

Thank you for visiting!

Welcome to the Rancho Mirage Observatory! We hope you find everything you're looking for - if not, please let us know. Call (760)341-7323 - we're here to help!
Eric McLaughlin, Astronomer

All of our programs are funded by the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory Foundation

For more information, please call (760) 341-7323, extension 605.