Star Party at Schreiner University Public invited for Star Party at the Loftis Observatory
Star Party at Schreiner University
Public invited for Star Party at the Loftis Observatory
Kerrville, TX – Schreiner University will host a star party starting at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Mar 17, at the Loftis Family Science Center. The event is free to attend and open to the public.
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 cloudy or inclement weather occurs.
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.