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Better Lights for Starry Nights: Hill Country Alliance Dark Sky Program

November 12th, 2012 by Jeff

Learn how to save money, preserve our night skies and enjoy some star gazing!

Thursday – November 15, 2012 – 6:30 – 10pm

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area – Fredericksburg, TX

Fun, Free, Open to the Public, Kids Welcome!

A dark night sky full of big bright stars is important here in the Hill Country, just like clean rivers, scenic vistas and natural landscapes. Little by little, light-by-light, the magical mystery of the big Texas night sky is diminishing.

But it’s not too late to reverse this trend. You can help!

Bill Wren of the McDonald Observatory will share his expertise on the value and simple strategies to protect starry skies.

Learn Money Saving Tips – what you can do to “fix” wasteful outdoor lights at your home, ranch, neighborhood and community

Sports fields, commercial buildings, schools can all be safely and effectively lit in ways that reduce light pollution – find out how

Star gazing after the program with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers – weather permitting

Group pavilion is open air. Bring your blankets and thermoses. Rain location: AgriLife Extension Office, 95 Frederick Road just off Hwy 16 North in Fredericksburg

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