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The Rancho Mirage Observatory opened on March 25, 2018 as a teaching and learning tool for all ages, intended to further public understanding of our night skies while offering new programming opportunities in astronomy. The Observatory plays an integral role in the growth of the Rancho Mirage Library’s campus. Constructed adjacent to the Library’s western entrance, the addition of this research level facility underscores the Library’s commitment to lifelong learning, education for all ages, and a focus on the sciences.

In addition to onsite tours, telescope viewing, group stargazing, and virtual programming, the Observatory creates limitless possibilities for educational programming and activities for all ages and levels of expertise.

Observatory Announcements

Library Telescope Program Launches

Today we are delighted to launch our Library Telescope Program to help foster scientific literacy, stimulate an interest in astronomy, and provide people who have never looked through…

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Observatory Tours

We currently host one tour daily at 3:00 pm Mondays through Fridays that begins in the lobby of the library. There is no cost and no registration is…

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Swoon @ the Moon! No registration needed for our self-guided, open house style event

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When Is the Next Observatory Event?

When Is the Next Observatory Event?   We are altering our schedule of observatory events for the upcoming season. Please check back soon for more news – or…

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