Big Bend Ranch State Park Star Party
Sat, February 21, 2015
Big Bend Ranch State Park
Here at Big Bend Ranch State Park we have some of the darkest of Dark Skies, which makes for spectacularly clear viewing of the night skies. So come tour our night skies and stay over to experience and enjoy this remote and magnificently scenic park to its fullest.
Big Bend Ranch State Park will host a public star party for all ages. We'll travel through the constellations and point out other objects that are easily visible to the unaided eye from a dark sky location like BBRSP. We may even have telescopes and binoculars on hand for closer viewing of the planets, star clusters, nebulas, and even galaxies. If you have a telescope, bring it along and remember to dress for the season.
Participants will gather at the Sauceda Headquarters Visitor Center at sunset. Sauceda is located in the interior of BBRSP about 1.5 hour drive over a dirt /gravel road from Presidio. The park entry fee for 13 years and over is $5.00 per person. All are encouraged to stay over at Sauceda to have ample time to enjoy the park. Lodging can be reserved by calling 512-389-8919 and for more information call the park directly at 432-358-4444.
We look forward to sharing our Park Stars with you!