New York Times Lists Rancho Mirage Observatory as a Top Destination in 2023
"Astrotourism is on the rise, with a constellation of ways to explore the cosmos, including at the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory, which offers tours and monthly “Swoon at the Moon” events. Unfurl a blanket on the desert floor and gaze up at the starry sky at Joshua Tree National Park. This designated International Dark Sky Park has one of the darkest skies in California, with stargazing treks and the annual Night Sky Festival."
You can read their article along with their entire list of 52 locations here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/travel/52-places-travel-2023.html