Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center invites stargazers to enjoy the desert night sky on Saturday, January 7. This free public event begins at 5:30 pm and ends around 8:00 pm. The Observatory is at 9697 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms, just outside the main (north) entrance to Joshua Tree National Park.
Get an up close view of two of the brightest objects in the sky: the first quarter gibbous Moon and the brilliant planet Venus. Observe several fascinating double stars such as the matched pair in Aries known as the Rams Eyes and the colorful pair in Cassiopeia located 19 light years from the earth, featuring a bright yellow star and a fainter red dwarf companion. Mars will also be visible.
Prominent constellations are Aries (the Ram), Cassiopeia (the Seated Queen), Andromeda (the Princess), Perseus (the Hero), Auriga (the Charioteer), and Taurus (the Bull) Volunteers will set up a variety of kinds and sizes of telescopes on the winding sidewalks, and guests are welcome to use them or may bring their own binoculars and scopes as well. The presentation is very casual, so come at any time and leave when you wish. Bring a red flashlight to preserve night vision.
The campus is always open, so arrive around sunset to allow time to visit other educational attractions before the cosmic tour begins at dark. Dress for unpredictable desert weather and bring snacks, water bottles, and chairs. Children under 16 must be accompanied by adults. No pets, no smoking or alcohol allowed on the STL campus, and visitors must carry out all trash.
The seasonal sky is very unpredictable and a viewing event may have to be delayed, rescheduled, or cancelled due to cloudiness, rain, or excessive wind. Check Sky’s The Limit Facebook Page or follow @STL29Palms to learn the latest status of an event, or call Steve at (760) 401-3004.
For more information and to see photos taken through STL’s 14” Celestron Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope, visit the STL web site at www.skysthelimit29.org. STL is an affiliate of the Basin Wide Foundation, a tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Donations to support Sky’s The Limit’s educational programs are gratefully accepted.
Tri-Valley Little League 2017 Regular Registration
Tri-Valley Little League 2017 Regular Registration
Help send Landers Elementary 6th Graders to Science Camp!! We are having a pancake breakfast on Saturday, January 14, 2016 at the Landers’ Moose Lodge 58266 Reche Road 8:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m. We will be serving pancakes, with sausage, juice and coffee Tickets: $5.00 They can be purchased from a 6th grade student from Landers Elementary School or from the front desk at the school.
Any donations are appreciated and can be made at the Landers’ Moose Lodge.
Event Date: January 14, 2017 Event Time: 10:00 a.m.
Event Description: Everyone is invited and welcome to attend and participate in a Wonder Valley Community Meeting 10 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Wonder Valley Community Center 80526-1/2 Amboy Road Wonder Valley, CA 92277
The agenda may be found online at: http://bit.ly/wv01142017 [Agenda revised: January 9, 2017]
French Roast coffee and pastries from Porto’s Cuban Bakery will be served.
“Botanical Discovery and Inventory in Joshua Tree National Park” by Tasha LaDoux, Ph.D.
The California desert represents one of the most pristine habitats in California, yet its plants remain the least documented in the state. Recent efforts have added over 100 species to the catalogue of plants within Joshua Tree National Park. Important field discoveries include several species at the edge of their geographic distribution, newly described taxa, and many new rare plant occurrences. Currently, there are about 725 vascular plant species documented within the boundaries of JTNP: 50 % are annuals and over 90 taxa are summer bloomers, and only 7% are considered non-native plant taxa. As seen in Joshua Tree National Park, the desert regions within California remain a place of great botanical diversity.
This month’s Brown Bag Lecture will take place on January 19th at 12:00 p.m. and will feature guest speaker Tasha La Doux, Ph.D. of Joshua Tree National Park. La Doux received her B.S. in Ecology, Behavior, & Evolution from UC San Diego in 1995 and Ph.D. in Botany from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (Claremont Graduate University) in 2004. She has worked as a botanist since 1998, including federal land management positions such as the Forest Botanist on the Angeles National Forest and as Branch Chief for Vegetation Management at Joshua Tree National Park. She is currently working on a Flora of Joshua Tree National Park.
Guests are invited to bring a lunch, a friend, or just bring themselves to the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month. Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents. The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is $5 or free for museum members. Complimentary beverages will be served.
Hi-Desert Nature Museum 7603697212 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi-Desert Nature Museum 57090 Twentynine Palms Highway
Are you a prospective parent? Join Hi-Desert Medical Center’s clinical leadership and staff for an informative tour of our Special Additions birthing suite. We also invite you to pre-register your medical information prior to the tour to streamline the admitting process. We know that this time is very exciting but also comes with many questions and concerns. Let us put your mind at ease by providing the information you need and answering your questions! We want to partner with you to bring your new bundle of joy into the world! This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required. Please call 760.366.6182 to register or to find out more about this opportunity!