Star Party Rescheduled for This Weekend


Meade LXD55 10" Schmidt-Newtonian
Meade LXD55 10″ Schmidt-Newtonian

The Palo Pinto Mountains State Park star party scheduled for last Saturday evening (April 26th) was postponed and rescheduled for this Saturday, May 3rd due to cloudy weather.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, along with the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas, and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society, will be hosting a stargazing party at the new Palo Pinto Mountains State Park on Saturday, May 3rd, beginning at 5 p.m.

The park is located near Strawn, which is 4 miles north of Interstate 20, halfway between Fort Worth and Abilene. To get to the event, just go west on FM 2372 or the Tucker Lake Road from Strawn. Go two miles from town and look for the signs.

You can bring your own telescope or use one provided by volunteers, who will be on hand to share expertise, knowledge, and lore.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available.

Explore the dark skies of night-time Texas at a stargazing party in our newest state park!

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2 thoughts on “Star Party Rescheduled for This Weekend”

    1. Yah. They tried for last weekend and then postponed it due to wind and clouds. Weather is looking very good right now for Saturday night. I do plan on going to this since I have not been to the new PPMSP. The is nothing there. Just horse and hiking trails and a small lake from what I gather. The sky is good and dark, I do know that after having done that party at the Gordon Museum http://www.tarleton.edu/gordoncenter/ in Thurber a number of years ago. I’m looking forward it. Are you going to be out at the ranch? If so, stop by. It should be fun.

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