Southern California Desert Video Astronomers

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Our Mission.............................
" To share our abilities with astronomy in order to preserve dark starry night skies and a vibrant healthy environment in the California Desert and everywhere else on our Planet for future generations! "

SCDVA, moving the line for dark skies and environmental awareness.


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The World's First & Only Live Astronomy Theater.



Let's explore our wonderful Universe together!


What's Happening

Thanks to all who came by our IDA booth at the

50th RTMC Anniversary Celebration

L-R:  Comet discoverers David Levy, Jean Mueller, Don Machholz and Alan Hale all join in for a group photo. It was said that fifty one comets have been found by these astronomers! 

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What's Next........

Spooky Superstitions II

July - Friday the 13th

Telescopes aim to the Nebulae - Pillars of Creation,,, The color of Summer and Galaxies in Cianis Venatici !
Superstitions of Comets and Eclipses, Falling Stars and Wanderers in the Night. Lore of the Ancients and Tales of Cosmic Wonder.... 

All for Five Bucks!
People only please no pets
Please Please Please Drive Slowly in the Campground. There is no hurry once you arrive. It's time to relax! Take a breath and Chill...

Kid Friendly No smoking in the Theater.

Bring your comfy stuff, Libations etc.

Click HERE for more info. on our Facebook Page.

Make it an all nighter and camp out under the warm desert night skies.  
Make your camping reservations now. 
Go to

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Sunday, August 12th
Join us for the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower 2018
New Moon Star Gazing Meteor Shower Event
$5.00 please
No pets please
Drive slow to keep dust low please
Bring your comfy stuff etc.
Kids welcome

Make it an all nighter and camp out under the warm desert night skies.  
Make your camping reservations now. 
Go to

Clear Sky Chart for The Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater  



Moon Phases for July 2018

January moon, February moon, March moon, April moon, May moon, June moon, July moon, August moon, September moon, October moon, November moon, December Moon


SCDVA, Official IDA Chapter Serving The High Desert Region
San Bernardino County


IDA International Dark Sky Association

"Ask not what dark skies can do for you, rather,
Ask what you can do for dark skies."

                                                                                Inspired by a quote from JFK



Click the above image to see amazing live views of our earth

Book Your Fun Events Now Under the Beautiful Joshua Tree Night Skies


For our next Star Party or Event
Why Not Make it an All Nighter Under the Starry Nights of the Joshua Tree Desert Skies.

 Make your camping reservations early
At the Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground




Contact us at:




          Click Here to go to Roberts Face Book Page

         Click Here to go to Roberts Web Page

July Skies

Planet Highlights

Mars will be the "Star" this month as it gets brighter and brighter each evening and reaching it's brightest since 2003 on the 31st of July.

In the West at sunset you can see Venus and Mercury just above the horizon. Keep and eye out for Venus and Regulus conjunction on July 9.

Stay tuned for more soon........


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Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater

Check out the  
Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater


Meetup site
for further & future details
Upcoming Events

Follow Us On



Check out the JTAAT Movie by Leonard Holmberg,

Showing some of the Happenings and Fun

Click below to take a journey.

Take a trip to our Astronomy Theater, live images captured and displayed on our giant screen. JTAAT a magical place for Concerts, Star Parties, Art Exhibits​, Weddings and Special Events. Special thanks to and Nasa.



Go to Photos & Events Link
to see pictures  of what we've been up to.


Please Help Support our efforts. To contribute, click the link below.

Or mail your Contributions to

P.O. Box 425
Joshua Tree Ca. 92252

Thank you for your support

Note:  non tax deductible

Last updated July 8,  2018