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Come see the Perseid Meteor Shower in an International Dark Sky Association Dark Sky park, and get informed and excited by our unique presentations. The 2nd Star Fest will run from 6 to 11 PM on Saturday, August 12, 2017, with presentations on photography, what’s out there if you have a really big telescope, all about the upcoming solar eclipse, and what good night lighting is about.
There is no fee for the event but standard park admission fees apply. Schedule of events:
Enchanted Rock Star Festival – Schedule of Events – Saturday, August 12, 2017 6:00 to dusk Exhibit Booths, Tent #2 • Texas International Dark Sky Association and International Dark Sky Association • Hill Country Alliance • Big Bend State Park • Hill Country Land Trust • Texas Public Radio • Rock Star Festival T-shirts for sale 6:00 PM “Moon Madness”, Katie Raney, Regional Interpretive Specialist “A Snapshot of the Sun” solar viewing, Mark Ward, Hill Country Astronomy 6:00 – 6:35 PM Dr. Chris Keating, Mason Astronomy Group, “The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017” Main Tent 6:45 – 7:20 PM Dark Sky Photography of TX State Parks, Rob Greebon Photography, Main Tent 7:30 – 8:20 PM Astrophotography & the Dark Sky Reserve, Ken Kattner, Putman Mountain Observatory, Main Tent 8:30 – 9:30 PM Better Lights for Starry Nights, Bill Wren, MacDonald Observatory Special Assistant to the Superintendent, Main Tent 9:30 PM Announcement of Telescope Raffle Winner 9:45 PM Running Concurrently: Constellation Hunt, Peter van Bavel, Austin Astronomers Association, Telescope Area Star Party Telescope Viewing, Hill Country Astronomers, Star Viewing Area Constellation Tour, Bill Wren and Ken Kattner. Below Gazebo Night Hike of the Rock with Scott Whitener, Llano State Park Superintendent, Scott Whitener, Meet at the Gazebo • Outside the Main Tent: Door prize and tickets to enter a Celestron Astro FI 90 mm Refractor Telescope • Throughout the festival – 2017_enchantedrockstarfest_11x17-3 serving food & beverages
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