Last summer I helped to announce that the International Dark-sky Association had proclaimed Borrego Springs, CA to be the world's second International Dark-sky Community.
Today, the official ceremony marking their effort to preserve their night sky will be held in Borrego Springs at 1:00 p.m. in the library as a part of their Borrego Days events. I will be attending and report on it later.
If you come to Borrego for the ceremony or to view their impressive night sky, be sure to check out The World at Night photo exhibition. The amazing exhibition of astrophotographs runs at the Borrego Art Institute through November 8, 2009. An if you are in town this evening you can catch Dennis Mammana presenting One People, One Sky! at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center. The images in the talk are stunning and include spectacular photos taken by Dennis himself.