Mojave National Preserve Fall Star Party, Nov. 11th 2017

This fall’s Mojave National Preserve Star party is on Saturday November 11th, 2017. Make a weekend of it and come out earlier in the day to get some hiking in before the potluck meal Saturday evening. This is a good location for seeing desert tortoises, hares and there’s usually a few cows hanging around as well!

I saw this desert tortoise on the road to the campground in September of this year.
Desert hares are also pretty common around the campsite.
A few cows are still allowed to graze in the preserve.

The Mojave National Preserve is one of the darkest sky locations in Southern California and well worth a visit and we bring a good selection of telescopes to the star party.

Some of the telescopes at the last MNP Star Party. The covered eating/cooking area with benches and tables can be seen in the background.

This star party there will be a third quarter moon but it will not affect our dark skies as it doesn’t rise until 12:44 am. If you plan on attending please RSVP either on the  Event Facebook page or by Email.  The photo above was taken at the Spring 2017 star party. Hope to see you there.