april, 2018

07apr8:00 pm10:00 pmDripping Springs - Public Star Party at Pedernales Falls State Park

Event Details

Public Star Party at Pedernales Falls State Park

Come explore the wonders of the night sky at a public star party at Pedernales Falls State Park on Saturday, April 7th

FREE with the cost of park entry, safe solar viewing and dark sky activities will kick off from 6 to 7:30 pm. Night sky observing and other activities will run from 8 to 10 pm.

Co-Hosted by the Texas Night Sky Festival® Team and Austin Astronomical Society, the festivities will take place at the Pedernales Falls Star Theater, adjacent to the Equestrian Area in the park. Parking will be available near the activity area which is adjacent to the Star Theater.

From the park entrance follow the yellow arrows to the park headquarters, denoted with a red dot on the map above, to obtain your park entry permit. Then proceed to the Star Theater, highlighted in blue on the map.

In case of inclement weather, a “Go” or “No Go” notification will be posted on the Texas Night Sky Festival® Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TexasNightSkyFestival/  by 2 p.m. on the day of the party.

This event is the first of many star party events which will be hosted via a new partnership between Austin Astronomical Society and Pedernales Falls State Park. This public star party has the added attraction of having activities brought to you by the Texas Night Sky Festival® Team, which is comprised of representatives from the Hays County Chapter Texas Master Naturalists, IDA Texas and the City of Dripping Springs. Weather permitting, it will be an excellent family-friendly activity for all ages to experience.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PEDERNALES FALLS STATE PARK

Location:

2585 Park Rd 6026, Johnson City, TX 78636

State Park Entry Fee:

13 years and older: $6 Daily

Children 12 years and under: FREE

Or with your Texas State Park Pass

More information about the park may be found on the Pedernales Falls State Park website: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/pedernales-falls

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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