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AT IN-PERSON Star Party at Austin College Adams Observatory

September 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hey Master Naturalists!

Remember the June 2022 chapter meeting?  If not, let me jog your memory.  Our guest speaker that evening was Dr. David Baker, Director of the Adams Observatory at Austin College in Sherman.  Dr. Baker’s presentation was entitled “The Search for Another Earth and an Opportunity to Save Our Own.”  He started with a look at our greater solar system and ended with a sobering but hopeful talk on climate change here on planet earth.  At the end of his talk, he issued an invitation for BPTMN Chapter members to attend the next Star Party at Austin College’s Adams Observatory.  This is that invitation!


Program:  Star Party at Austin College

Date:  Friday, September 16, 2022

Time:  8:00 – 10:00 PM

Location:  Austin College’s Adams Observatory
IDEA Center, 1108 E. Richards Street, Sherman TX

Description:  The event takes place in the College’s IDEA Center, 1108 E. Richards Street, with parking nearby. Visitors should meet in the IDEA Center’s first-floor Oscar C. Page Atrium, just inside the building’s main entrance, to begin their star tour. Austin College physics faculty Dr. David Baker and Dr. David Whelan, along with Austin College student volunteers, will facilitate tours for guests, while Sherman Public Library children’s librarian, Cassie Wickline, will hold a children’s space-themed story time.

The event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine, though the use of telescopes may not be possible in the case of inclement weather. Skygazers should expect to see double stars and globular clusters through the telescopes.The event is free, open to all, and fully accessible to those with mobility conditions.

Cost:  Free


Logging AT:  Approved for up to 2 hours AT to be logged as AT: BPTMN: Other Pre-Approved training with the title in the description box.

Links for More Information:

Linda Nixon
BPTMN Communications Director


September 16
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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