JTNP Night Sky Festival 2021
Celebrate Night Skies
CELEBRATE NIGHT SKIES
The Night Sky Festival is a three-day fundraising event that celebrates Joshua Tree National Park’s night sky.
This annual 3-day event includes activities for all ages. In the morning, visit Sky’s The Limit Observatory for a guided tour around the Orrery, a scale model of the solar system that is large enough to walk around and through. While there, take a guided walk on a wilderness or hiking trail with docents explaining the plants, animals and geology of our special environment. Stop at the solar telescope for a close-up look of the sun. Youth can participate in astronomy themed crafts.
The afternoon presents a variety of astronomy lectures by knowledgeable presenters. Attendees can stop at the night sky “selfie” photo booth, and a variety of information tables including the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and other supporting organizations. A highlight of the events is the Night Star Party where spectacular views of our night sky are abundant. Through our 20 telescopes with astronomers, listen as these experts explain what you are seeing. Enjoy live music and storytelling during the viewing.
NEW THIS YEAR
2 Night Sky Photography Workshops on Friday
Night Sky Light Painting Photography at Cap Rock in Joshua Tree National Park with Casey Kiernan
Astrophotography at Sky's The Limit Observatory with Dean Delgado
Sunday Family-Oriented Activities
Arrow & Leather Pouch Making workshop with artist, Tony Soares
Panning for Gold with First Class Miners at Sky's The Limit
Guided Rock Scramble in Joshua Tree National Park
This annual fundraising event is brought to you by:
Plan a weekend getaway, see the Night Sky, the National Park and appreciate the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities with a unique blend of food, accommodations and sights you will not forget. Terms & Conditions
PETS & DOGS NOT ALLOWED
Unfortunately, dogs and pets are not allowed at any Sky's The Limit event. This is for the safety of other guests and the very valuable equipment (leashes and tripods don't mix) as well as the safety of the pet. The desert has plants and animals that are dangerous; pets are also dangerous to desert wildlife.