Tarleton College of Science and Technology Hosts Annual Star Party


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton’s College of Science and Technology’s annual Star Party returns in person at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the Hunewell Ranch observatory.

The event is open to the public.

Visitors will see stars, planets and deep space objects through Tarleton’s 32-inch reflecting research telescope and several smaller scopes. Amateur astronomers are encouraged to bring their own telescopes, set up on special concrete slabs and share their view.

Tarleton faculty will conduct tours inside the observatory, giving guests a closer look at the research telescope.

The rainout date is Friday, Nov. 5.  For up-to-date information, including cancellation due to weather, call 254-968-0523.

Ideal night sky viewing occurs when conditions are as light free as possible. Participants are asked to turn their headlights off as they approach the observatory parking area.

Visitors arriving at the gate of Hunewell Ranch will be directed to the parking area.

For directions to Hunewell Ranch and other information about Tarleton’s astronomy program visit the observatory website, http://www.tarleton.edu/observatory.

A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 16,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.