Tarleton Observatory’s annual Star Party set for Nov. 1


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton’s Program for Astronomy Education and Research holds its annual fall Star Party from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at the Hunewell Ranch observatory.

Visitors will have the opportunity to gaze at stars and deep space objects, as well as several planets, through Tarleton’s 32-inch reflecting research telescope and several smaller telescopes. Tours inside the observatory will be offered by Tarleton faculty and astronomy students. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is free, open to the public and visitors are encouraged to bring their own telescopes and share the views with others.

Star gazers arriving at the gate of Hunewell Ranch will be greeted and directed to the parking area. Guests will be asked to turn off their headlights to preserve ideal viewing conditions.

For up-to-date information call 254-968-0522.  For a map with directions to Hunewell Ranch and other information about Tarleton’s Program for Astronomy Education and Research visit the observatory’s website, http://www.tarleton.edu/observatory

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.

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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at 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.