Observe outer space at ACC’s Star Party from the Round Rock Campus

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to stargaze at its first star party of the semester Friday, February 19, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Round Rock Campus (4400 College Park Dr.).

“This is a great opportunity for ACC students and other members of the community to experience the wonders of the sky, and hear about some cutting-edge research,” says Dr. Jim Heath, ACC professor of astronomy. “With our partners we are able to offer unique educational tools to our students.”

The free event features planetarium shows, a presentation on Planet 9, and a rooftop guided viewing of the night sky.

  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Enjoy shows in the Austin Planetarium Discovery Dome, a digital mobile planetarium (Building 2000, lobby).
  • 7 – 8 p.m. –“Planet 9 and Visiting Pluto: New Discoveries in Our Old Solar System,” a presentation by ACC astronomy professor Dr. Michael Endl (Building 3000, Room 339).
  • 8 – 9:30 p.m. – Observe the night sky through the Physical Sciences Department’s telescopes (Building 3000).

For more information, visit the Star Party webpage.

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