subscribe

Enjoying EarthSky? Subscribe.

0 subscribers and counting ...

Sky’s The Limit

Sky’s the Limit is located on the northern edge of Joshua Tree National Park, south of the town of Twentynine Palms. Unlike the main part of the Park, whose dark skies have been slowly eroded by light pollution from the lights of the rapidly-growing desert cities to the south, STL is located far away from…read more »

Sky’s the Limit is located on the northern edge of Joshua Tree National Park, south of the town of Twentynine Palms. Unlike the main part of the Park, whose dark skies have been slowly eroded by light pollution from the lights of the rapidly-growing desert cities to the south, STL is located far away from all ambient light. You can still see the Milky Way easily from this site. The campus is open to the public only for its Saturday star parties, however, if you’re an astronomer–amateur or professional–you can bring your telescope anytime to do personal projects or astrophotography. Pads are provided. Bathrooms are available, but no water. At 2,800 feet elevation, the desert can get chilly, so bring a jacket.

Deborah Byrd

MORE ARTICLES