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Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center

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Superb Viewing - And Interesting to Visit Even During the Day: Sky's the Limit Observatory

They sometimes put on night programs as this observatory. Its one of the best place to see the... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
mini
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Fremont, California
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A night out with the stars ...and very helpful volunteers. We saw Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and the... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
mpgibson
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Sky's the Limit Observatory and Nature Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hands-on learning opportunities for the people of and visitors to the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities. We provide a place where the honest pursuit of...more
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9697 Utah Trail, Near the North Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

First of all, you will drive right by it if you don't have an eagle eye and see where it say's STL on a little sign that is not lit up. There is no paved road or even flat looking road. We felt nervous about...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2018

They sometimes put on night programs as this observatory. Its one of the best place to see the stars and sky at night. Its close to Joshua Tree National Park. We visited again August 2018.

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

A night out with the stars ...and very helpful volunteers. We saw Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and the Milky Way.

Thank mpgibson
Reviewed June 18, 2018

this observatory are ran by volunteers- we were visiting our marine at 29 Palms and found - we had a blast checking out all of the stars- and plants, meet some great people- even our marine was impressed- something we will not forget- keep up...More

1  Thank Ladyhawk21
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We were staying in 29 Palms hiking Joshua Tree and drove past this place a couple times before I decided to google it and see what the deal was. So glad I did! We visited on a Saturday night and there were a bunch of...More

3  Thank samanthastidham
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Truly appreciate the enormity of space and our solar system by visiting this place just outside the Twentynine Palms Joshua Tree National Park entrance. Only has a docent on hand on Saturdays, which we highly recommend. There are explanatory QR codes on the Orrery the...More

Thank keithwesterberg
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Incredible that this eonderful facilty was created by volunteers. Check out the Human Size Orrery..a model of the solar system based on a 20 Billion to one scale where you choose the planet you want to be and get a true sense of space and...More

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SkystheLimit29, Volunteer at Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thank you, Mark, for your enthusiastic review! We love your visits and hope you'll be back soon.

Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Toward the north end of Joshua National park entrance. Not a huge Observatory but interesting stop if your in the area ! Interesting outdoor sculptures !

1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed January 13, 2018

It's a small observatory, but it's very nice. You can learn a lot here and they're happy to teach you.

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SkystheLimit29, Public Relations Manager at Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Thank you for your kind words, Phillip. We are glad you enjoyed our facility and we hope to have you again soon!

Reviewed November 15, 2017

This is also a must especially for amateur astronomers and families. We were there early Saturday building model rockets and launching them. Later that night looking at the stars with fellow enthusiasts. Great facility and great staff/volunteers. Educational and fun, make sure to wear layers...More

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SkystheLimit29, Public Relations Manager at Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

Hi Dan! Thank you so much for the great review. I am glad that you had a great time at our Night Sky Festival. Sky’s The Limit has free public star parties most Saturdays. Different times of the year have different things to see! Check...More

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Misty L
November 13, 2017|
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Response from SkystheLimit29 | Property representative |
Hi funtravel4u, If you are unsure about whether or not we are open, we have all of our dates where we are open to the public posted on our website on the Events Calendar tab and also on our Facebook page on the Events tab... More
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lolo_pastouche
August 14, 2017|
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Response from Ciera A | Property representative |
Hello. The campus is always open but when docents are not there please be aware that the bathrooms will be locked. We also do not allow smoking or pets, even when docents are not present.
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emiliobarbieri
April 25, 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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