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October is Hill Country Night Sky Month!

The celebration is back for another month of proclamations, lighting renovations, contests, star parties, moon howls, and more. Join partners and communities from across the Hill Country as we pay tribute and our respects to one of our region’s most beloved features, the star-filled night sky. Tune in here for all the news, events, and updates on Night Sky Month 2021!

Ready, Set, Host!

Ready to host an event? We’re here to help! Follow the steps below for a streamlined planning experience, and be sure to download our toolkit for a suggested menu of event ideas, engaging graphics, communications templates, social media hashtags, and other helpful resources to host your event. After you decide what type of event you want to host, register it with us and we will add it to the Event Calendar.

Step 1: Imagine your event

What kind of event do you want to have? Check out our suggested events guide here. When planning an event, it is important to keep in mind audience, partners and promotions when brainstorming activities and events. Know who you want to reach, who can help, who you would like to be involved and how you can get the word out.

Step 2: Register your event

Once your event has been created, click here to register your event with Hill Country Alliance. After your registration is received, we will send you a link to your Hill Country Night Sky Month Promotions Toolkit.

Register an Event

Step 3: Spread the word

Communication works best when it happens on multiple levels! We have assembled a toolkit featuring a flyer template, graphics, and press release to make it easier for you. Hill Country Night Sky Month Promotions Toolkit coming soon. 

The Toolkit is designed to help you:

  • Email your friends, partners, and local news stations about the event.
  • Write a press release for your event and share it with your local newspaper.
  • Use colorful graphics and vibrant images to get the word out on social media.
  • Follow #NightSkyMonth on Twitter and Instagram!

Step 4: Meet new partners!

The best way to get folks to know about your event? Ask them what they’ve got planned – you might even make a friend! Explore #NightSkyMonth and find out what other night sky champions are doing to celebrate and educate.

Explore the Night Sky Month Toolkit

View, download, and modify any of the below Hill County Night Sky Month materials. Pick and choose just what you need to create and share an incredible Night Sky Month event.

Hill Country Night Sky Month Toolkit – Coming Soom

Event and Activity Suggestions – Coming Soon

Sample Night Sky Proclamation – Coming Soon

Post Card and Flyer Template – Coming Soon

Logos – Coming Soon

Social Media Guide – Coming Soon

Media Advisory and Press Release Templates – Coming Soon

Night Sky Preservation Literature List – Coming Soon

Sponsorship Flyer – Coming Soon

Hill Country Night Sky Month is a Hill Country Alliance event.

The Hill Country Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise public awareness and build community support around the need to preserve the natural resources and heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country.