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Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center

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Night Sky Party was great!

I attended the Sky Party (annual fundraiser for the non-profit group that runs the joint) and it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MissMason999
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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 4 weeks ago

I attended the Sky Party (annual fundraiser for the non-profit group that runs the joint) and it was fantastic. There were 20 astronomers out there, with their telescopes set up and pointing to various stars, constellations, and galaxies. VERY cool stuff you don't get to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MissMason999
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
4  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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mark B
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 !

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank 352bobs
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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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!

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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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