Schreiner University will host a star party starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Loftis Family Science Center. Participants will be able to view celestial objects in the Hill Country sky in the domed observatory containing Schreiner’s 16-inch telescope. Several eight-inch telescopes will also be available.
The event is free to attend and open to the public. Parking is available adjacent to the center. The entrance gate is along East Main Street across from the Schreiner University baseball and softball fields and is marked by a flagpole.
The event will be cancelled if the sky is overcast.
The Loftis Family Science Center was made possible by a gift from the late Dennis Loftis, an amateur—but accomplished—astronomer. In addition to the observatory and telescope, the 3,500-square-foot facility includes a field biology lab and classroom.
For more information on the star party or the Loftis Family Science Center, contact Dr. Kim Arvidsson at KDArvidsson@schreiner.edu or phone 830-792-7249.