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Sky's The Limit Observatory

9697 Utah Trail, (At the Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park), Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
+1 760-367-7222
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A great stargazing location.

Just a few minutes south of town, this is a perfect place to stop and take in the night time skys... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
svhiker
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Morgan Hill, California
What fun!

While researching Joshua Tree I came upon a mention of this place. It was a Saturday so I was in... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Ann H
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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9697 Utah Trail, (At the Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park), Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
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+1 760-367-7222
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a few minutes south of town, this is a perfect place to stop and take in the night time skys. It is about 500 yards from the park entrance and there are few lights to oobscure the view.

Thank svhiker
Ciera A, Public Relations Manager at Sky's The Limit Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our observatory! We are so glad you were able to visit us and that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

While researching Joshua Tree I came upon a mention of this place. It was a Saturday so I was in luck as they had a star evening that evening. The volunteers set up 6 telescopes and you went from station to station viewing what they...More

1  Thank Ann H
SkystheLimit29, Public Relations Manager at Sky's The Limit Observatory, responded to this review

Greetings, Ann! We are so delighted that you were able to experience one of our Saturday night star parties. We hope you are enjoying using your binoculars, and that you will join us for another star party again soon! My recommendation is to come back...More

Reviewed 8 December 2016

I was camping in Joshua Tree National Park and came out here around dusk for one of their events. The people were exceptionally friendly and welcoming, shared their very expensive astronomy equipment with you and told all sorts of great stories. For those who may...More

Thank kedalion1
SkystheLimit29, Public Relations Manager at Sky's The Limit Observatory, responded to this review

We thank you so much for your wonderful review of our facility. Steve and I are delighted that you enjoyed our star party and we hope to see you again soon! :) We love sharing our equipment and the night sky wonders with others. Ciera,...More

Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped in for an hour to use the outdoor observatory ring for a Sky event. This area is on a dirt driad to the left, just before the 29 palms Joshua Tree entrance - it is easy to miss. You go dow the dirt...More

Thank Deborah F
SkystheLimit29, Public Relations Manager at Sky's The Limit Observatory, responded to this review

Hello Deborah, Thank you for your review about our observatory. I'm not sure what outdoor observatory ring you are mentioning? The ring in our parking lot is our driveway. At the center of it is our orrery - a scale representation of our solar system....More

Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were lucky to be visiting Joshua Tree when the observatory was holding one of its stargazing event. It was a lot of fun. Not easy to see the signs for the observatory, when it's pitch black outside, so you can easily miss it. We...More

Thank Marina C
SkystheLimit29, Public Relations Manager at Sky's The Limit Observatory, responded to this review

Hi Marina! Thank you so much for your pleasant review of our facility. All of us volunteers are glad you enjoyed our telescopes that were set up for our event. Thank you for letting us know about our sign. We are in the process of...More

Reviewed 25 November 2016

We went to the Sky's the Limit Observatory on our way to Joshua Tree National Park We visited during the daylight hours. During the day there is scenic desert views. At night they do astronomy programs. Its a smaller observatory. Its an ideal place to...More

1  Thank mini
SkystheLimit29, Public Relations Manager at Sky's The Limit Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Sky's the Limit Observatory. We hope you enjoyed the many things our facility has to offer during the day. We hope you took full advantage of the scenic views of the city of Twentynine Palms, and the scale representation...More

Reviewed 24 November 2016

We walked around the grounds and had a tour by a volunteer who was there. Fun place with sculptures and scale depiction of the solar system. We found out they had a star party event the night before and were so bummed we didn't know...More

1  Thank MAnderson_10
SkystheLimit29, Public Relations Manager at Sky's The Limit Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our observatory! We are delighted to hear that Mike S. gave your family a tour of our orrery, and we hope you enjoyed! We hope you can eventually make it out to one of our star parties, they are...More

Reviewed 2 October 2016

We have just been to a Sky's the limit event and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The volunteers there were all really knowledge and friendly. The event was suitable for all ages. I have never seen so many stars.!!!!More

1  Thank Lesley R
Ciera A, Public Relations Manager at Sky's The Limit Observatory, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Sky's the Limit Observatory! We love sharing our knowledge and passion for astronomy with locals and visitors alike. We hope we made the experience memorable for you, and we hope to see you again soon! We...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Omg what a gem! Highly recommend to anyone in the area! We'll be coming back to one of their evening events. Today was too hot for us to stick around ;((More

Thank Edita_Stuckey
Ciera A, Public Relations Manager at Sky's The Limit Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Sky's the Limit Observatory! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Luckily fall is coming around and the weather will be cooling off soon. We highly recommend you visit our site at night, it's not to be missed!...More

Reviewed 12 July 2016

We visit here every time we go to Joshua Tree National Park. Everyone is so friendly and knowledgeable and will kindly answer any question you might have about stars or how to find them. We always look forward to visiting here and observe Saturn in...More

1  Thank LAHide
SkystheLimit29, Public Relations Manager at Sky's The Limit Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review about Sky's the Limit Observatory and Nature Center! We are so delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our site. All of us volunteers are pleased that your questions were able to be answered by us. We are...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
emiliobarbieri
Hi guys, after figuring out what to do in Twentynine Palms before going into JT NP, I found about you guys, read every single review, and dont want to miss you guys out the night im going to be there, which is Tuesday 30th of May. My question would be: is there any evening evening ? What time does it start ? Thank you ! Kind regards, Emilio Barbieri
25 April 2017|
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Response from Ciera A | Property representative |
Hi Emilio, Unfortunately we are only open on Saturday nights. All of our astronomers are volunteer and that is the only day they have free in their schedules to do these star parties. We have an event on Saturday, May 27... More
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Sheri102
What are your opening days and hours?
27 August 2016|
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Response from SkystheLimit29 | Property representative |
Hello, we have our events three Saturdays out of the month, the Saturday that we are not open is when the moon is full or closest to full. The hours vary, but usually we start 20-30 minutes after sunset and run for three... More
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