Naturally, our club does a bunch of observing at public and private star parties. Here in west Texas, we learn to live with the wind and variable weather, but the wide-open spaces and dark skies make up for it. If you would like to join us on our outings, please fill in the form at the bottom of the page.
Astronomers have to consider many factors before heading out for a night of observing:
- What is the weather forecast?
- Will heavy cloud cover prevent me from seeing anything?
- What are the seeing conditions for tonight?
- Will the moon be up and bright, making it hard to see dim objects?
- What objects can I see tonight?
- Constellations (sky map)
- Meteor Showers
- International Space Station passes ****** Add page
- Visible Satellites
Observer’s Email List
If you would like to join us in our observing sessions, submit the form below and we will email you when have a public or club star party. These usually amount to an email coordinating the event before a weekend, though we might send several updates if circumstances change for a specific event.