The Mojave Star Party is a signature Mojave desert event that has taken place two times per year continuously since 2008. The event has developed a following due to the incredibly dark night skies found in the Eastern Mojave National Preserve, the excellent night sky education provided by the Pasadena Olde Town Astronomers, and the gigantic telescopes (some homemade) that the astronomers bring to the event for the public to use.

The Star Party offers free camping at the Black Canyon Group camp, and dinner is potluck. To celebrate the centennial of the national park service, the event will feature snacks, drinks, hikes the following day led by the Superintendent of the Mojave National Preserve, and interpretation by the National Park Service. This event draws a broad array of desert-lovers including scientists, national park service employees, community-leaders, media, students, and diverse community members.

Saturday, November 5, 5:00 pm

Open to the public. FREE admission.

Contact: David Lamfrom – (760) 957-7887 –

Sponsored by the Mojave National Preserve Conservancy. Further information is available on the Mojave National Preserve Conservancy’s website and facebook page. *Please follow the facebook event page for updates on weather conditions, education about the night sky, and to RSVP.

This event is featured as part of a series of California Desert Centennial Celebrations, honoring 100 years of the National Park Service, and raising awareness for the next 100 years of all of our public lands. For more events visit