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AUSTIN UNDER THE STARS

Austin Astronomical Society (AAS), in collaboration with St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, brings to the public Austin Under the Stars (AUTS).  AUTS, now in its 21st year, is designed to bring the spectacles of the night sky and hands on astronomical learning to the Austin Metropolitan community.

 

This special event, free of charge, is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, June 2 and will take place on Phipps Field and in the Spartan Fitness & Wellness Center on the St. Stephen’s Campus off of the Capital of Texas Highway at 6500 St. Stephen’s Drive, Austin, Texas 78746.

 

The event will kick off with amateur astronomers from the AAS providing safe solar viewing and hands on activities before moving into darker sky observing.  Back by popular demand this year will be planetarium shows in the mobile dome, air rocket launching, science micro-talks and ask an astronomer. New to the field will be an interactive walk of the solar system as well as activities and representation by NASA and local STEM organizations.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to introduce the public, of all ages and experience levels, to the wonders of the night sky.  Visible throughout the evening will be phenomenon of the cosmos including: Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn as well as many stars, galaxies, globular clusters, nebulae.

 

For more information check out http://www.austinastro.org /AUTS.

 

About the Austin Astronomical Society – The Austin Astronomical Society was founded in August 1969 (a month after the first manned lunar landing of Apollo 11) by Austin residents and University of Texas students interested in astronomy and the space sciences.  The general assembly, which numbers over 600, meets on a monthly basis on the UT Austin campus and hosts monthly public star parties alternating between Inks Lake State Park and Pedernales Falls State Park.

 

About the St. Stephen’s Episcopal School –   Founded in 1950, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School is a private coeducational preparatory boarding school for grades 6-12. The school boasts a rich history of teaching students of all backgrounds and cultures to live together in peace and promoting social justice within the community and beyond.

Note from CLM:

Maybe visitors will get to rock out to Children Of The Sun! It would be pretty fitting. Just our thought.