Horsehead Nebula (above, left) and Orion Nebula (M42) were photographed by guest Terry Honyoust on January 26, 2019.
Our public events are cancelled until further notice. Sky’s The Limit is following State and Federal guidelines to limit large gatherings. Recent Star Parties have drawn as many as 200 – 400 guests from across the US and around the world. Out of concern for our guests and visitors as well as our astronomers and volunteers, we are cancelling events until further notice.
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.
However, there will be no docents and all buildings - including restrooms - are closed. There are no telescopes for public use, but you are welcome to set up your own telescopes or cameras.
When things return to normal, STL will offer free public star parties again!
FREE PUBLIC STAR PARTIES shown below are a few photos from these events
STAR PARTIES on Saturday Nights (temporarily suspended)
Sky's The Limit hosts free public star parties on Saturday nights – except when the Moon is full or near full. However, THE CAMPUS IS ALWAYS OPEN if you would like to bring your equipment to observe or take photographs. Just be aware that there is no running water on campus, and the restrooms will be locked if no docent is present.
A scheduled star party may have to be cancelled or delayed due to clouds, rain, or excessive wind, but docents will make every effort to provide an alternative program if telescope viewing is not possible. Check our Facebook Page @skysthelimit29 or follow @STL29Palms on Twitter to learn the latest status of an event.
Observatory and Nature Center 9697 Utah Trail P. O. Box 1 Twentynine Palms, California 92277 760-490-9561