Contact: Tim Cruze, 806-857-3151
FRITCH, Texas – Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument will host a Star Party Saturday, May 23 beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Alibates Visitor Center.
Professor Arthur Schneider, Director of Renewable Energy at Amarillo College, will give an interpretive program on the night sky and stars of the Texas Panhandle. The program will begin with a presentation in the Alibates Visitor Center Theater, followed by an outdoor viewing in the parking lot. A 16" reflecting telescope will be provided, which will allow participants to observe star clusters, planets, and galaxies. Professor Schneider will guide visitors in observing the night sky with telescopes, binoculars, and the naked eye assisted by Park Rangers.
Professor Schneider has conducted star parties in the past at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Clayton State Park, and other schools in the Panhandle area.
Join us for an evening of star gazing at the Alibates Visitors Center and a short overview and orientation. The theater presentation will begin at 8:30 p.m. and the outdoor viewing will begin at around 9:00 p.m. Participants should bring outdoor clothing and lawn chairs – refreshments will be provided. In case of inclement or cloudy weather, there will be a full night sky presentation in the theater of the Alibates Visitor Center.
Sign up today for the first star party of the season. For reservations, call Lake Meredith National Recreation Headquarters at 806-857-3151. For more information, please contact Alibates Visitor Center at 806-857-6680.
Last updated: May 21, 2015