Joshua Tree National Park, in partnership with Celestron Telescopes, NASA, American Park Network and the Joshua Tree National Park Association, will host a free “My Night Sky” stargazing event on Saturday, November 23 at 6:30pm.
Joshua Tree National Park is renowned for its dark night skies, making it an ideal place for stargazing. In addition to helping visitors understand what they observe, Celestron pros will also help demystify the technology behind the telescopes and help users become familiar with using them on their own. Attendees will learn about the night sky from local experts and have the opportunity to use a variety of telescopes ranging from powerful computerized models to more basic stargazing tools.
“The unique desert landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park are not only a natural treasure, but an exquisite site for stargazing,” commented Dave Anderson, CEO and President of Celestron. “We hope that the visitors who peer through our telescopes will be astonished by the incredibly complex beauty of our night sky, from the crags on the moon to the glittering edge of the Milky Way.”
“My Night Sky” is free and open to the public. It will take place on Saturday, November 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Joshua Tree National Park’s Oasis Visitor Center, located at 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277. For more information call 760-367-5530 or visit www.joshuatree.org.