Upcoming Star Parties

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January 24, 2020, 7:00PM: River Oaks Elementary Camp Out and Star Party

Join us for the River Oaks Elementary Camp Out and Star Party. 

Event: River Oaks Elementary Camp Out

Where: River Oaks Elementary School (2008 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77019)

When: Friday, January 24, 2020, from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No. of Volunteers Needed: 6-8

 

Email [email protected] if you can join us as a volunteer!

January 28, 2020, 5:30PM: Nottingham Elementary Family Science Night Star Party

Join us for the Nottingham Elementary Family Science Night

Event: Nottingham Elementary Family Science Night

Where: Nottingham Elementary School (570 Nottingham Oaks, Houston, TX 77079)

When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

No. of Volunteers Needed: 4-5

 

Email [email protected] if you can join us as a volunteer!

January 30, 2020, 6:00PM: Morales Elementary Family Night Star Party

Join us for the Morales Elementary Family Night

Event: Morales Elementary Family Night

Where: Morales Elementary School (305 West Harris, Pasadena, TX 77506)

When: Thursday, January 30, 2020, from 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

No. of Volunteers Needed: 3

 

Email [email protected] if you can join us as a volunteer!

February 14, 2020, 6:30PM: Schaefer Observatory Star Party

Event: Community Star Party at Schaefer Observatory
Where: 100 Ranger Drive, Schulenburg, TX 78956 (20 minutes west of Columbus)
When: 6:30–10pm. Lecture at 6:30p, constellation tour at 7:00p, observing at 7:30p
Contact: To volunteer to operate a deck scope, contact Rene Gedaly
Cancellation: Event will be cancelled only in case of 60% or greater cloud cover or rain. Check Clear Sky Chart at http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/SchfrObTXkey.html?1

March 27, 2020, 8:00PM: Schaefer Observatory Star Party

Event: Community Star Party at Schaefer Observatory
Where: 100 Ranger Drive, Schulenburg, TX 78956 (20 minutes west of Columbus)
When: 8:00–11pm. Lecture at 8:00p, observing at 8:30p (twilight moon) followed by constellation tour and observing
Contact: To volunteer to operate a deck scope, contact Rene Gedaly
Cancellation: Event will be cancelled only in case of 60% or greater cloud cover or rain. Check Clear Sky Chart at http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/SchfrObTXkey.html?1

August 13, 2020, 12:00PM: UbarU Star Party 8/13-16

Members: Save the Date!

Let us hear from you! The 2020 UBarU Star Party is scheduled for August 13 - 16 and preparations are well under way. Astrophysicist Dr. Angela Speck, Chair of the UTSA Physics and Astronomy Department, will be one of our featured speakers at the event. Dr. Speck is also Co-Chair of the National Total Eclipse Task Force. We also have returning featured speakers: astrophysicist Dr. Amanda Bayless of the Southwestern Research Institute , and Dr. Kim Arvidsson, Associate Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Schreiner University. We expect to add at least one more distinguished speaker in the next few months.

In addition to the star parties, the event will include: astronomy lectures, meals, lodging, and more, all offered at our IDA-certified Dark-Sky Park facility in Mountain Home,
Texas. In order to maintain IDA Dark-Sky Park requirements and to reasonably accommodate those who participate, registration will be limited such that no more than 100 persons.

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