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  • Attendees will be able to peer into special solar telescopes for a closer look at the sun, as this youngster did last year. CENTURY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN PACHECO

Texas Night Sky Festival returns to Ranch Park

Where can you find a storyteller of Native American Indian folklore about the night sky, mobile planetariums, live music from the Hot Texas Swing Band, poetry, photography, and earn a merit badge for participating in citizen science activities?

The answer is the Texas Night Sky Festival® occurring the weekend of March 29-31 at Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive.

The free Festival is sponsored by a wide assortment of affiliates—the Texas Night Sky Festival Association (an affiliate of the International Dark-Sky Association), the City of Dripping Springs, the Hays County Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist, the Austin Astronomical Society, Stars and Science Austin, and Texas Hill Country Alliance— the intent of the Festival is to increase the appreciation of the night sky and the world around us.

Attendees will be able to peer into special solar telescopes for a closer look at the sun, attend lectures on science by astronomers from the University of Texas’s McDonald Observatory and Hayden Planetarium, and there will be children’s activities such as crafts and storytelling.

The Festival will also feature an excellent live music line-up, which will include award winning artists Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, and the Hot Texas Swing Band. . To see the complete schedule of activities and for general information, please visit www.TexasNightSkyFestival.org

 

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