$70 – $80

Desert Night Sky: Planets to Galaxies Spring 2019

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Oasis Visitor Center

74485 National Park Dr

Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

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Warm April nights are a perfect time to experience the newly emerging spring night sky. The brilliant stars of winter have sunk beneath the horizon and spring galaxies swirl high in the heavens. David Chappell, Associate Professor of Astronomy and Physics at the University of La Verne, will lead participants on a tour of the heavens starting with the planets and ending with distant galaxies during this one-day field class. Starting indoors, the course will cover basic astronomy and practical observing techniques as well as recent discoveries in astronomy. Just before sunset, the class will travel into Joshua Tree National Park to observe the night sky. Telescopes and binoculars will be used to see the rings of Saturn, the Great Orion Nebula, dozens of galaxies, and more. Don’t miss this great opportunity to discover the universe that surrounds us!

Click to download the course outline: Desert Night Sky Planets to Galaxies

If you are a member of JTNPA you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

Before registering, please take the time to review our General Class Information and download the Enrollment Attachments, that contain pertinent information about your class and Joshua Tree National Park. Camping reservations must be made through recreation.gov

Please print and fill out the PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT. You can bring the completed form to the class.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, notify us at least seven days prior to the start of the course and we will process your request minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds, transfers, or credits will be granted if cancellation occurs within the seven day period. Please note that we cannot make any exceptions to this refund policy for any reason, including but not limited to medical reasons, illness, travel delays, personal situations, emergencies, or weather. This program depends on registration for its funding. While inconvenient, please understand that this policy enables us to sustain our programs even with last minute cancellations.

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