Big Bend Ranch State Park Star Party
Join us under the spectacularly clear night skies at Big Bend Ranch State Park for viewing comets, Jupiter, star clusters, nebulas, galaxies, and more. Stay over to experience and enjoy this remote and magnificently scenic park to its fullest.
Mar 09, 2013
from 06:45 PM to 10:00 PM
|Where||Big Bend Ranch State Park|
|Contact Name||Blaine Hall|
|Contact Phone||(432) 358-4444|
Texas Parks and the Big Bend Astronomers will co-host a public star party for all ages at Big Bend Ranch State Park on Saturday, March 9, 2013. We'll first attempt to observe Comet PanSTARRS in the twilight sky, followed by telescopic and binocular observations of Jupiter and its moons, star clusters, nebulas, galaxies, and more. We'll also be pointing out, explaining, and observing the zodiacal light, easily visible to the unaided eye from a dark-sky location like BBRSP. Dress warmly!
Participants will gather at the Sauceda Headquarters at 6:45 pm. Sauceda is located in the interior of BBRSP about 1.5 hours drive over a dirt /gravel road from Presidio. The park entry fee for 13 years and over is $5.00 per person. All are encouraged to stay over at Sauceda to have ample time to enjoy the park. Lodging can be reserved by calling (512) 389-8919 and meal requests need to be made at least one week in advance by calling Sauceda directly at (432) 358-4444.
We look forward to sharing our Park Stars with you!