Experience our Nights Skies!
Joshua Tree National Park
Night Sky Festival
(2018 event not yet scheduled)
This Veteran's Day weekend, the National Park Service and partners will bring together astronomers, scientists, night-sky enthusiasts, artists, junior rangers, and members of nearby communities to celebrate the night skies of Joshua Tree National Park. This event is free of charge. Park entrance fees apply November 10. November 11 & 12 are fee-free days in honor of Veteran's Day.
The festival will run from approximately 5 pm on Friday, November 10 to 2 pm on Sunday, November 12. It will include solar viewing and an astronomy fair by day, as well astronomy programs and telescope viewing of our universe by night--weather permitting. Events will take place at various locations, but particularly in the vicinity of the Oasis Visitor Center near the park's North Entrance in Twentynine Palms, CA.
Joshua Tree and 29 Palms
For information and directions: Night Sky Festival Website