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Stargazing in Joshua Tree w/ Vahe Peroomian {Astronomy & Physics}


Join us and Astronomy professor, Vahe Peroomian, for a legendary stargazing trip to Joshua Tree! If you have ever wanted to get out of the city lights to see the stars or ask an expert about space this is your chance. We will arrive in Joshua Tree with time for a 6 mile hike around Lost Horse Mine to check out the landscape and the wildflower blooms. After the hike we’ll cook up a hot dinner while we wait for it to get dark and for the stars to come out. Then we’ll head for a night stroll to Arch Rock (pictured) for some scenic stargazing. Professor Peroomian will also be bringing along his telescope so we can take a closer look at the night sky. Expect to be back at USC around midnight for a cozy sleep in your own bed!


  • Flashlight

  • Water

  • Lunch and snacks

  • Warm clothes for evening

  • Optional: Photography equipment/Telescope


  • Hot dinner

  • Telescope!

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PEAK: Joshua Tree


SCENERY: Wildflowers, Joshua Trees, Sunset, Cool Rock Formations, Stars!!

FUN FACT: Joshua Tree Park lies at an ecological crossroads where the high Mojave Dessert meets the low Colorado Dessert.


PROFESSOR: Vahe Peroomian

Professor Peroomian teaches both Physics and Astronomy at USC, including the new “Life in the Universe” course all about the possibilities of other life forms in space. When he’s not busy teaching or studying geomagnetic storms, Professor Peroomian is an avid photographer and hiker. You can check out some of his work here!


TRIP LEAD: Sydney Hibberd

Contact Sydney:

Read Sydney’s bio here.

ADDRESS: 61753 Sunburst Cir, Joshua Tree, CA 92252