Alpine Star Party 2011

The Big Bend Star Party – West of the Pecos

10/20/2011 — 10/22/2011

The Big Bend Star Party at Sierra la Rana will be Oct. 20-22, 2011! It’s a great opportunity for fellowship with other star gazers, both near and far, under the dark and starry skies of Sierra la Rana. On the near side of things, the McDonald Observatory is offering us a special tour and lunch with the astronomers. This year’s star party site has been selected to assure no direct lights will be visible, and there will be electricity and 7 pad sites available. Porta-Potties will be on site and a limited amount of water and snacks provided but please come as self sufficient as possible. Alpine is nearby with everything you need to resupply. A special gate access code will be provided to registrants for use during the star party. Cost is only $30.00 per person for all three days of camping, star gazing and fellowship. This year due to the mountain top location we are limited to first 30 guests. For more information contact davedarksky@mac.com.  Mail your check (made out to Big Bend Star Party) and contact info to:

Big Bend Star Party
c/o Dave Oesper
110 Haystack Mountain Dr.
Alpine, TX. 79830-3366

The Star Party will be open to the public Saturday evening Oct. 22nd, 7-11 pm. A van will bus visitors from the front gate of Sierra La Rana to and from the star party site.

 

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Photos taken by Howard C. Anderson during Sierra La Rana Star Party Oct. 2010.