29 Palms Astronomy Club
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  • Sean W
    Belmont, California1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very memorable stargazing experience
    My wife and I had the best stargazing experience with Steve. He was extremely informative, enthusiastic with his storytelling, and patient with our questions. We basically got a mini-Astronomy class based on all the questions we had. Steve also knew the weather would be bad on the night of our session so he recommended moving it up a day. We had a conflict at the time so he accommodated scheduling for much later in the night. The conditions were amazing the night we went. The session lasted almost 3 hours because of the conversation and he didn't rush us at all. I would highly recommend Steve and will be back with friends next time we're at Joshua Tree.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 13, 2023
  • alanblau
    Ypsilanti, Michigan8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dazzled enthusiasts and turned 'ho-hum-ers' to enthusiasts.
    Really amazing experience for our family. Steven had two telescopes out for us on the night of the Perseus meteor shower. So while we were looking through the telescopes we also saw meteors streak by . But even without the meteors, the experience was nothing short of breathtaking. Dark sky, outside the crowds of Joshua Tree national park, Steven shared with us the wonders of the sky around us. We are a mixed group of sky enthusiasts and ho-hum 'dots of lights in the sky' variety and we all left with interest and enthusiasm. If you're spending the night in JT, definitely suggest a couple of night hours with Steven.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 4, 2023
  • Terry O
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Steven showed us the universe!!!!
    Steven was truly amazing. A showman if you will. Answered all our questions about astronomy and more obscure topics. He fixed my scope very quickly and provided an incredible journey through the universe. Highly recommend him.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written November 7, 2023
  • Liana W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Out of this World!
    Steve was out of this world, pun intended!! To echo others, if you're looking for an extraordinary astronomy resource and personalized experience in the area, there is no one better than Twentynine Palms. We were a group of 10 very excited and rambunctious adult astronomy novices, and he was a consummate professional with unwavering enthusiasm throughout our session. He went above and beyond to provide us with an engaging night tailor made for our group dynamic and I highly recommend hiring him for any occasion! It was the highlight of our trip!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 30, 2023
  • Route 66 Kicks
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding Astronomical Adventure
    We arrived at the Club about an hour after sunset on a moonless night so it was very dark, but Steven had special lights set out to guide us to the back of the property for The Show. He first gave a thorough review of the night sky, pointing out planets, significant stars and constellations with his laser pointer. He then led us to two telescopes for further viewing. Steven gave expert photography advice as well and even loaned us a camera battery for the following day. An unforgettable evening!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 30, 2023
  • Madeline K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Stargazing Experience!
    Had a wonderful experience stargazing with Steven. He is very knowledgeable and has great energy. We learned a ton about astrology. Incredible experience to see the stars and planets through the telescope — you can see close up and in high resolution the ring around Saturn and moons circling Jupiter! Highly recommend if you are staying in the Joshua Tree area. Make sure to bundle up if you are going in the winter.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 29, 2023
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Jamaica F
San Diego, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
We were having a girls weekend getaway and booked Starman for Saturday night. Starman Steve was the highlight of our trip to Joshua Tree!!

His enthusiasm to share his vast knowledge is contagious, we learned so much and had such a wonderful time. We saw a few planets and any star we could point to. Starman was very informative in a fun and exciting way. Explaining history or fun facts about each star or planet we viewed. He was particularly patient when we all had different questions at the exact same time. He laughed and joked with us and truly made my love for the stars deepen!

When we arrived Starman Steve greeted us warmly. All of the path ways are lit with red lamps. When you walk through the breeze way it feels like you are transported to a place where you can almost touch the stars. We visited and viewed the stars for about three hours, it does get very cold at night ( February 2023) so dress warmly and bring lots of layers. Hot hands saved the day!

I could not have asked for a better experience. I am already trying to put the next visit together!

See you soon Starman Steve!
Written March 12, 2023
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Sean W
Belmont, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
My wife and I had the best stargazing experience with Steve. He was extremely informative, enthusiastic with his storytelling, and patient with our questions. We basically got a mini-Astronomy class based on all the questions we had.

Steve also knew the weather would be bad on the night of our session so he recommended moving it up a day. We had a conflict at the time so he accommodated scheduling for much later in the night. The conditions were amazing the night we went. The session lasted almost 3 hours because of the conversation and he didn't rush us at all.

I would highly recommend Steve and will be back with friends next time we're at Joshua Tree.
Written September 13, 2023
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Remi G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Starman Steve's passion for the night sky was out of this world. He gave us a dazzling tour of stars and planets, showed us many hidden gems in the night sky and answered our endless follow up questions. Our only tip is if it's winter, wear very warm shoes.
Written December 23, 2022
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W W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We hired Starman Steve during a COVID escape to Joshua Tree and absolutely LOVED the entire experience. This was the highlight of our trip and made for unforgettable memories. Anytime I speak with anyone who mentions that they are headed out to Joshua Tree, I always recommend Starman Steve. His passion for the stars and astronomy is inspiring. He makes science exciting and fun to learn. I loved all the stories he shared about the stars and constellations, with a bit of mythology thrown in. I didn't want our time with him to end. You absolutely will not regret booking with Starman Steve! I highly recommend his services for both stargazers and scientists alike!
Written January 29, 2023
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Taylor M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Starman Steve is the absolute best and his tour was the highlight of our trip to Joshua Tree! If you are considering a Star Gazing Tour, book it with Starman Steve!

His enthusiasm to share his vast knowledge of the universe is infectious, we learned so much and had such a wonderful time. We booked a private star gazing tour where he came to our AirBnb in Joshua Tree and adjusted our time window to ensure we caught clear skies for our tour.

I could not have asked for a better experience.
Written October 30, 2022
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Kevin
Cambridge, MA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Steve is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the night sky! Learning from such an expert was a special experience. He was also very responsive to email leading up to the event as we finalized details. Thank you Starman Steve!
Written January 2, 2023
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larrynjohns
Medina, OH36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Steve did a great job showing us the planets, constellations, and more! We had 8 people in our group ages 26 to 84, and everyone absolutely loved this experience. He has a number of telescopes set up and takes time to explain everything. Well worth it!
Written December 4, 2022
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Tammy W
Tarpon Springs, FL196 contributions
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Jan 2022
Steve was AMAZING! We so enjoyed our private viewing. He was enthusiastic, engaging and knowledgeable and kept us wanting more! We would HIGHLY recommend. We'd definitely do another viewing if we returned to the area. In fact, it has been seven and a half months since we did this, and we STILL talk about it and tell people how great it was.
Written September 1, 2022
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mac g
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Steve was an amazing host who was clearly knowledgable and passionate about space. Highly recommend to anyone who has an interest in space, constellations, galaxies, stars, and anything that is greater than just our small planet. Relaxed atmosphere, passionate astronomer/host, and an overall terrific experience. If you have the chance, check Steve out. He will not disappoint!
Written October 5, 2022
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Julianne A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Steve was wonderful! I had about 100 people for an evening event and Steve was such a great host. He was personable, super smart and it was so fun. I got SO many compliments about Steve from guests and how fun it was to participate! He encouraged people to come view and was super interactive.
Written October 13, 2022
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