We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Unforgettable

Dennis was great. Lots of good communication before hand, telling us where to meet and what to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BoomerWood
,
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Amazing gazing!

Such a cool experience! You can tell Dennis loves astronomy and teaching others to love it too... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KarenM143
,
San Diego, California
Read all 49 reviews
4
All photos (4)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent96%
  • Very good2%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“light years”(4 reviews)
“dark sky”(4 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
101°
69°
Aug
97°
62°
Sep
85°
50°
Oct
Contact
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Website
Reviews (49)
Filter reviews
49 results
Traveler rating
47
1
1
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
47
1
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsinch telescopelight yearsdark skyshooting starsstar clustersdesert skyviewing conditionsnaked eyethe international space stationamateur astronomersgreat teacherwonderful tourhis passionspend an eveningask questionsconstellationsnebula
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 49 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dennis was great. Lots of good communication before hand, telling us where to meet and what to expect. We had a fantastic night getting to see Neptune, Jupiter, Mars and really fantastic views of the moon. Incredible being out in the desert at night. Dennis...More

Thank BoomerWood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a cool experience! You can tell Dennis loves astronomy and teaching others to love it too. We are excited to come back to Borrego and see the fall and winter skies with Dennis in the future!

Thank KarenM143
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Just returned from the night sky tour. Dennis is wonderful. Very informative and hilarious. His love of astronomy shows and makes him such a great teacher. Tonight’s weather conditions were not optimal and Dennis warned us about it but I still had a wonderful time...More

Thank KrissyRDH
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Being a city dweller I don’t often get to see many stars. I was excited about getting to visit an International Dark City with an astronomer. Dennis was fun and so knowledgeable. His passion for the stars is evident. He’s very communicative in advance about...More

Thank leighla319
Reviewed April 24, 2018

What a treat to meet Dennis and to have him explain the night sky above us in Borrego Springs. Although viewing conditions were not perfect, Dennis and his 14" Dobsonian telescope gave us a wonderful tour of the night sky - the moon, stars, constellations...More

Thank LisaLeslie R
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Dennis and his presentation was awesome! It was very cool to see the International Space Station, two distant galaxies, and more! What I will probably remember the most is how to find the North Star. You never know when you may get lost at night,...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed April 9, 2018

My husband and I were in Borrego Springs for a birthday celebration. Denis' star tour was one of the two best experiences we had. (The other was hiking "The Slot.") Dennis is a professional astronomer, working for 40+ years in the field. Not only does...More

Thank LAMarcia2018
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Dennis is very knowledgeable and he provided good information about sights we would see that evening. He took the time to make sure everyone knew how to use the telescope properly. I especially appreciated that he displayed the stars on his laptop first, to make...More

Thank Norma J
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Dennis was very well-informed, clear, direct, amusing and altogether gave us a great evening. Even though the weather wasn't ideal (windy and cold), Dennis was generous with his insights and knowledge, and made sure we had a great time. We learned so much, could ask...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed February 21, 2018

Dennis is very knowledgeable and easy to understand. We took our 9 yr old granddaughter and he even made it fun for her. Very interesting, the two hours flew by even in very cold weather.

Thank Sherry B
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
ricardo c
March 1, 2018|
Answer
Response from Amanda M | Reviewed this property |
It’s all outdoors but I’m not sure whether dogs would be allowed. It may be disruptive to the tour but I would email Dennis the host and ask him
0
Votes