Sky’s The Limit is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hands-on learning opportunities for the people of and visitors to
the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities.
We provide a place where the honest pursuit of knowledge
enriches the lives of all willing to participate,
whether to view the smallest objects on the Earth,
or observe the colossal displays in the sky.
SKY'S THE LIMIT OBSERVATORY AND NATURE CENTER HOURS:
9697 Utah Trail, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
The Campus is ALWAYS open to explore.
QR codes posted around campus, when scanned with a smartphone, will take you to a text or audio explanation of what you are seeing.
Just be aware that there is no running water on campus and restrooms are locked unless a docent is present.
A volunteer docent is usually on campus on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm to give tours of the Orrery (walkable model of the Solar System) and set up the Solar Scope.
Free public star parties are on the Saturday nights when the moon is not full (or so bright that it obscures the stars). These sessions start about an hour after sunset and last approximately two hours. (Check the Calendar page for exact dates and times.)
Occasionally, astronomers will set up telescopes or cameras for spontaneous observing or astrophotography sessions. They usually are willing to share what they are seeing, but they are not part of Sky’s The Limit’s scheduled programs.
Also, occasionally, a group reserves the campus for a private event. We ask that you respect their privacy and not disturb their event.
Astronomers and astrophotographers are always welcome at STL. We hope you will share your enthusiasm and a look through your equipment with visitors.
A selection of photographs taken by Sky's The Limit Astronomers and guests over the years.
SKY'S THE LIMIT
Observatory and Nature Center
Twentynine Palms California
"What more do you need? A little garden in which to walk, and immensity in which to dream. At one's feet that which can be cultivated and plucked; overhead that which one can study and meditate upon: some flowers on earth and all the stars in the sky. "