Last Saturday was the big day in Borrego Springs, CA. A number of people were on hand as it was time for the International Dark-sky Association to officially present Dark-sky Community status to Borrego Springs. Here are a few photos from the event, which was held just outside the Borrego Springs Library.
Bill Horn, a San Diego County Supervisor, spoke about the importance of the dark-skies designation to the community and presented an official proclamation for the event.
Click on the image to embiggen. That way you can actually read the proclamation.
Kim Patten of the International Dark-sky Association spoke on the importance of preserving dark skies and the wonderful skies over Borrego Springs.
Here is the Borrego Springs Dark-skies Coalition as they received the framed certificate from Kim Patten of the IDA. Yes, I am in that shot. I worked with this group for two years to help make this a reality.
Astrophotographer Dennis Mamanna spoke eloquently about the value of seeing the sky from the desert that surrounds Borrego Springs and then presented one of his astrophotos, taken from the area, for display in the town's public library.