Spend a long weekend under the awesome desert night sky, working with mentors
to sharpen your telescope skills.
Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, 9697 Utah
Trail, offers a Telescope Clinic on Saturday, May 25. The
long Memorial Day weekend provides additional opportunities to practice on
Friday and Sunday nights.
Have an old telescope gathering dust in your garage? Have a new telescope
that’s challenging to set up and align? Thinking about buying a telescope and
want to learn about different types?
The workshop is for people who have a new – or old –
telescope they would like to use but do not know how to set it up or operate
Mentors will be on hand from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Saturday to
answer questions and assist with assembly, alignment, and operation. Help will
be available on Friday night for those who have yet to take their equipment out
of the box.
Newly-mentored aspiring astronomers can share their knowledge with
guests at a free public Star Party from 8:45 to 10:45 on Saturday, and garner
additional observing time on Sunday.
Workshop fee of $20 per person includes pizza on Saturday
between the end of the Clinic and start of the Star Party. Registration is
limited, so sign up early. Minimum age is 12 years.
To help with our planning, please answer the short questionnaire about your equipment, experience, expectations, and interests prior to checking out.
Questions? Call Ann 760-490-9561
Sky's The Limit Observatory & Nature Center
PO Box 1 Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 Phone: (760) 490-9561
Sky's the limit is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hands-on learning opportunities for the people of and to the visitor Joshua Tree Gateway Communities.