The night sky at the Black Forest Star Party in Cherry Springs, PA. This is a true dark-sky site with no light pollution. The Milky Way, star clouds, and dark nebulae can all be seen easily. Single 55 second exposure at ISO 3200 at f/2.8.

Come to the First Annual Fredericksburg Star Party held at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, south of town on Highway 16.

Activities will include raffles for a nice telescope, valued at over $500, and a handmade lap quilt with an astronomy theme. Live music will be provided. Of course, there will be many amateur telescopes for people to view a lot of celestial objects, including galaxies, nebula, planets, and stars.

This event benefits The Texas Amateur Astronomers’ Scholarship (TAAS) endowment at The University of Texas at Austin, Astronomy Department. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate major in astronomy once per year.

This event is free to the public, and especially beneficial for children. Donations to TAAS will be accepted. For more information, please contact Hunter Scott 830-992-0740

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