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Star Party

7:30p to 10:30p
Sat, April 27, 2019
Stephen Garmon
(830) 868-7304

Come join the Austin Astronomical Society in viewing stars, planets and galaxies through dozens of different telescopes!

The stars at night are big and bright! Come see them even better with expert and amateur astronomers alike! The Austin Astronomical Society will have multiple telescopes available to visitors in our very own "Star Theater," you just have to bring your own chair! We are located far enough away from major light sources that we'll be able to see multiple planets, constellations and even the Milky Way (weather permitting). Arrive early for the added treat of Solar Viewing! Telescopes will be set to safely look at the sun! Some things to note:


  • Buy your permits at home! Go to our Website to purchase and print your permits ahead of time! Limited permits available!
  • No flashlights! Lights disrupt telescope viewing and hurt your night vision. Parking is set up so that your headlights do not face the telescopes as well. Red lights are permitted for limited use and the path to the viewing area is lit with red lights.
  • From the parking area at the Equestrian Trailhead it is a 300ft walk along level ground to the viewing area.
  • Many of the telescopes are owned and operated by these astronomers, so please don't touch the equipment unless it's OK with them. Walk on up to any of the scopes and ask what they're looking at! They'll all be happy to share.
  • This event is weather permitting. If it's just cloudy we'll still be out there, but rain will force us to cancel the event. Look for updates on our Facebook page.
  • Normal entrance fees apply to enter the park; no additional fees to attend the event. If you arrive after the office closes then bring exact change for the self-pay station. Call the park for more details.