Mostofthe Anza-BorregoDesertStateParkisnowOPENdayandnight.Thefamousmetalsculpturesin GalletaMeadows,however,remainCLOSEDentirely,andlawenforcementiscitingvehiclesparkedin those areas. And San Diego County continues to PROHIBIT public and private “gatherings” everywhere.WhilemosthotelsareOPEN,SanDiegoCountyhasaddednewrestrictionsbecauseofarecentincrease inCOVIDcases.Amongothers,ithasnoworderedCLOSEDallindoorrestaurantsindefinitely; currently, only outdoor seating and takeout meals are available. Some may be closed entirely.During the brutally hot, muggy desert weather common in late summerit’s not wise to wear our face masks for these two-hour-long programs. The Night Sky Tours will resume in mid-September (weather permitting)when conditions become more pleasant.IassureyouthatIambothdisappointedandfrustratedoverthisextended“lockdown”,butforthehealth and safety of my guests (and, of course, myself) it’s wise to be cautious. Thankyouforyourpatienceandunderstandinginthisuncertaintime.Onethingisdefinite,however. Thenightskywillstillbetherewhenthisallends,andI’mexcitedlylookingforwardtosharingwithyou our magnificent universe in the months ahead!