Eric McLaughlin, Astronomer

Eric McLaughlin is the first astronomer for the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory. As an undergraduate, he double-majored in engineering and engineering physics. He has taught college classes and worked as a mechanical engineer before heading to Rancho Mirage. Eric’s passion for astronomy is both evident and contagious. His work and energy have helped make the Observatory such a popular destination.

“The Rancho Mirage Observatory provides a unique gateway by which visitors may look deep into the cosmos and learn about places grander than the mind is capable of grasping. In the few months it has been open, the Observatory has proven to be a great expansion to the mission of the Library as a means to inspire lifelong learning.”