Star Parties at Schreiner University
Public invited to Star Parties at the Loftis Observatory

Kerrville, TX – Schreiner University will host several star parties this Fall at the Loftis Family
Science Center. These events are free to attend and open to the public. The dates and times for
the Fall Star Parties are Sept 23 at 8 p.m., Oct 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Participants will be able to view celestial objects in the Hill Country sky in the domed observatory containing Schreiner’s 16-inch telescope. See planets, nebulae, stars, star clusters, and galaxies through the telescopes at Loftis Observatory. Several eight-inch telescopes will also be available for public viewing.

Free parking is available adjacent to the center. The entrance gate is along East Main Street across from the Schreiner University baseball and softball fields. The star party will generally go till about midnight, and participants may come and go at any time.

The event will be canceled if inclement weather.

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 or phone 830-792-7249.

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