Observatory and Nature Center
DISCOVER Desert NIGHTS! Today at 5:30 PM Feb 1, 2013 A STAR PARTY FEATURING JUPITER AT SKY’S THE LIMIT Observatory & Nature Center (Just north of the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park on Utah Trail in 29 Palms) PLUS A TELESCOPE WORKSHOP AT 5 PM During the month of February, Jupiter is very close to Earth. A presentation on this giant planet and … More
The very bright constellation of Orion (The Hunter) rising in the east means that winter is here. The reddish bright star above Orion’s belt is Betelgeuse and it is 300 times the diameter of our Sun. Being reddish in color, means that it is an older, rapidly expanding star. It is 650 light years away. The constellation of Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen) can be found nearly overhead in the path of … More
JOJOBA (Simmindasia chinensis) Jojoba, pronounced ho-ho-ba, is a densely-leaved evergreen shrub that can grow to a height of 2 to 4 feet (0.5-1.5 m) or more. Flowers are greenish in color and bloom from March through May. Male (pollen forming) an d female (fruit forming) flowers occur on separate shrubs. Leaves are dull green and are positioned verticallyto collect sunlight only in … More
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