Heads will be tilted back and eyes gazing overhead on November 23 at Joshua Tree National Park when the park, in partnership with Celestron Telescopes, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, American Park Network, and the Joshua Tree National Park Association, hosts an astronomy event.
The event will take place in the Oasis Visitor Center parking lot in Twentynine Palms. The day’s events will begin with information tables with equipment for visitors to view and use from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. In the evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and continuing until 10 p.m., telescope viewing will take place in the Oasis Visitor Center parking area. This event is free and open to the public. Entry to the park is not included with this event.
Joshua Tree National Park is renowned for its dark night skies, making it an ideal place for astronomy and stargazing.
In addition to helping visitors understand and appreciate the night sky, Celestron professionals will also help demystify the technology behind the telescopes, and coach participants on their use. Participants will learn about a variety of stargazing tools.