March Star Party

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Date(s) - March 13
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Pioneertown Mountains Preserve


Wear a mask and social distance.

Moon Phase: New Moon new moon

Sunset: 5:52 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 set up before dark; use no white light – use red filtered flashlights wherever possible – minimize white light from the 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 a 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.

Tags: Members and Guests

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  1. Martin Carey

    The 20″ telescope is mostly packed and ready to go. I will be out there just after sunset to enjoy the spring galaxies. Come and join me!

  2. Clare Weaver

    Hello, I would like to attend the March 13 Star Party at Pioneertown.
    Thank you,
    Clare Weaver
    c: 415-279-2509

    • Gerald Rezes

      Please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing as much as possible. We usually get to the site before sunset to set up while there is light.

    • Martin Carey

      Hi Clare,
      We hope you are able to attend. Bring family or friends if you wish. The weather looks good and I will be bringing a good telescope to share.

      • Martin Carey

        Ok, I won the argument with myself. The weather forecast looks great, so I’m bringing the 20″. Spring galaxies, here we come!

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