Star Party at Crescent Bend Nature Park

Schertz Parks and Recreation is kicking off a new Star Party series, and we want you to come explore the Texas night sky with us! The first one will be held on Friday, September 29 from 7:30 – 10:00 PM. Everyone is invited out to Crescent Bend Nature Park to view Jupiter, Saturn, Andromeda, and the summer Milky Way. Volunteers from the San Antonio Astronomical Association will have their telescopes available for visitors to get a peek at these natural wonders.

 

If you miss the first Star Party, don’t despair! You will have another opportunity on Thursday, November 9 from 5:30 – 9:00 PM. At this time of year visitors are typically able to view Saturn, Andromeda, and the tail end of the Milky Way.

 

There is some Star Party Etiquette that we ask you to follow: Dim your vehicle lights when entering the park. Bring a flashlight with a red infrared “night-vision” setting or make your own by covering a regular flashlight with red cellophane and a rubber band. Dress for the weather and bring water and a camp chair if you’d like. Don’t touch any equipment without asking the astronomer first. Avoid loud and boisterous activity; the stars in the sky are the show for the night.

 

These events are FREE and pre-registration is required. Contact Parks and Recreation at (210) 619-1850

 

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