• Tarleton Star Party

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    Name: Tarleton Star Party
    Date: March 24, 2023
    Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM CDT
    Event Description:

    Tarleton's College of Science and Mathematics and Tarleton Planetarium is hosting a star party at Hunewell Ranch on March 24th from 6:30-10:00pm. All is welcomed and free!
    Amateur astronomers are encouraged to bring their own telescopes, set up on special concrete slabs and share their view with others. Tarleton faculty and members of the university’s Society of Physics Students will offer tours inside the observatory.  
    Are you new to star parties? Do not feel intimidated, astronomy educators and amateurs only want to fuel your curiosity and not overwhelm you. There will many amatuers set up with telescopes, just go up to them and ask, "what do we have here?" 

    Wear warm clothes, it will be chilly in the country at night. 

    You will be greeted at the gate! A staff member will be at the front . They will ask you to turn off your headlights and keep your parking lights on. Do not be afraid, your eyes will become accustomed to the dark. "Red" LED flashlights are preferred. 

    A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.
    For updates and information inclucing any weather issues, call 254-968-0523.

    For information about the observatory, astronomy inquiries or a printable map to Hunewell Ranch, click HERE.

    Hunewell Ranch
    5090 CR 182
    Stephenville, Texas 76401
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