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Apr 22, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm$15 – $30
Our annual Star Party is back!
There are very few places that have dark, open night skies perfect for stargazing and we are happy to be one of them. Join us at The Hall at Jester King on Earth Day, Friday, April 22 from 5:30-10pm alongside the Hill Country Alliance for an evening of observation and exploration into our night sky.
A panel of esteemed voices from the ATX astronomy community will discuss the impact of astronomy in the Hill Country, what observatories in the area have been working on, night sky preservation, and much more! After that, you can stargaze, chat with panelists, browse tables & activities, and check out the planetarium dome from Stars and Science Austin where you can view their Sky Tonight and Losing the Dark programs.
There will be plenty of telescopes to look through with guides to help viewers navigate the night sky, but feel free to BYOT (bring your own telescope)!
Ticket price includes food from the Jester King Kitchen – wood-fired pizzas, focaccia bread, green salad, and cookies. You’ll also be able to purchase beverages from our bar.
10% of all ticket sales support Hill Country Alliance. For more information on their amazing organization, please check them out here.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
5:30pm – Doors open
5:30pm – Bar opens (beer, cocktails, wine, non-alcoholic beverages)
6pm – Food is ready
7pm – Astronomy panel begins
8pm – Stargazing begins
10pm – Doors close