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FREE PUBLIC STAR PARTIES
Sky's the Limit observatory hosts Free Public Star Parties on Saturday Nights. They are open to anyone, free of admission or reservations.
Sky's The Limit Observatory is located just outside the North entrance to Joshua Tree National Park at 9697 Utah Trail, Twentynine Palms.
Joshua Tree National Park has recently been designated as an International Dark Sky Park at the Silver Tier level by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). Sky's the Limit strives to be a refuge for those who want to experience a naturally dark night sky.
Our group of local amateur astronomers put on three to four public outreach events per month on Saturday nights. On a typical Saturday night event, we set up between three and five telescopes outside, on our concrete pathway for viewing the night sky. Each telescope is manned by a knowledgeable volunteer astronomer.
Our events are very laid back and low key, guests may come and go as they wish throughout the night, as there is no set program.
Please remember, telescopes cannot see through clouds, rain adversely affects them, and wind causes them to shake, which gives a jittery and disappointing image. Unfortunately sometimes star parties have to be canceled due to weather. Please visit our facebook page for day-of weather updates if there are any doubts.
Sky's the Limit is only open to the public for our scheduled Saturday night events. However, the campus is always open to amateur astronomers, if you would like to bring your telescope to observe or take photographs.
Please be aware on nights other than Saturday, any astronomers who are up there will be doing personal observing projects or astrophotography and will not be giving night sky tours.
You may text Steve at 760-401-3004 or call Ray at 760-365-7897 for more information.