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Date(s) - August 14 - August 16
All Day

Pioneertown Mountains Preserve


Disclaimers: The Star Party is ON (8/12/2020).  This star party is in lieu of our regularly scheduled Grandview trip.  Friday will be the main star party night. Those wishing to stay through Saturday night can do so making arrangements with those attending.  The restroom will be open to us only.  A key will be provided.  No open fires, cook stoves are OK. Pets on leashes only.  Masks and social distancing strongly recommended.

Moon: Waning Crescent waning crescent moon

Sunset: 7:33 pm


Clear Sky Chart:
clear sky chart

For those of you visiting Pioneertown Preserve for the first time, please remember to dress warmly, as the desert nights can be quite cool. Be sure to bring plenty of drinks and snacks for yourself. Bring sleeping gear if you plan to stay all night or feel you may be too tired to drive home safely.

Star Party Etiquette:
As with all star parties, please observe standard star party etiquette. Some tips: try to arrive and setup before dark; use no white light – use red filtered flashlights wherever possible – minimize white light from auto door and dome lights; if you arrive late or plan to leave early, take care to approach and park so your headlights or backup lights do not shine on other participants; if you leave early or must use white light, first give warning so observers or astrophotographers can compensate; please ask before handling other participant’s telescope equipment. Most importantly, be prepared to relax and enjoy good company under the night sky.


Last Updated on August 12, 2020

Tags: Members and Guests

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  1. Mike Ratcliff

    I will likely be there Friday night but will be practicing social distancing. I don’t want to be near the hikers if they congregate in our area. Mike

  2. Jamie and Megan

    We both be out there tonight(Friday) and Tomorrow(Saturday), but we not staying the night.

  3. Chris Clarke

    Fidel and I will be there on Saturday night.

    • Mike Ratcliff

      Are you and Fidel still going? (Saturday, 12:30pm) If you are I might join. It is cloudier than yesterday though. Mike

  4. Robin Hennen

    I wish upon a star that you All have a real fine time at Pioneertown….And maybe next June, it’ll be a great Grandview ! Robin

  5. Martin Carey

    I plan to be there on Friday night, this should be a clear and very warm star party!

  6. Tom Lawson

    I plan to be there Friday night only. 😷 ✨ ☄️

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