Ever wanted to party with the stars? Now is your chance. The Austin Community College District will host star parties at Round Rock Campus Friday, October 28 and Friday, December 2 (5:30-9:30 p.m.). The events give the community opportunities to learn about astronomy, enjoy planetarium shows, and access the campus’s observation deck.
“These events are fun and educational for the entire family,” says Dr. Jim Heath, professor of astronomy and chair of the Physical Sciences Department. “We enjoy giving people a closer look at the many wonders of the sky.”
The star parties begin in the Building 2000 lobby with shows inside the Austin Planetarium’s Discovery Dome, a digital mobile planetarium. Dr. Heath will discuss the history of astronomy and answer questions in Building 3000, Room 3336; then guests will observe the night sky through rooftop telescopes. The parties will feature a variety of hands-on science activities.
The events are free and open to the public.Back to Top