Texas Star Party to Be Held April 28-May 5

The Texas Star Party (TSP) is almost here! The annual event attracts more than 500 amateur astronomers from across the US who enjoy extremely dark skies packaged together with a number of events.

The event will be held on April 28-May 5 at the Prude Ranch near Fort Davis Texas. The area is located in south Texas approximately 180 miles southwest of Midland/Odessa and 200 miles southeast of El Paso. There are a number of accommodation options available for the event including tent camping, RV spaces, cabin rentals, hotel rooms and more.

In addition to evening observing opportunities the event offers:

– Talks and symposiums

– Nightly suggested observing programs

– A vendor pavilion with vendor exhibits and sales booths

– Attendee swap meet

– Attendee demonstrations of astrophotography, sketching, and amateur telescope making

– TSP daily activities for non-astronomy spouses

– Big Bend Museum tour

– Bus tours to McDonald Observatory

For more information visit the Texas Star Party website.

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