ACCHaOS on the Road: Star Party Time!

021It’s time for the first Star Party of the Spring 2012 semester!  Join us on Friday, February 15th from 5:30pm until 9:30pm at ACC’s Round Rock campus for a night of family-friendly science and fun.  It’s free, and the public is invited.

From 5:30 until 8:00pm, ACCHaOS will have their hands-on science activities set up in the lobby of building 2000, and the Austin Planetarium will be presenting planetarium shows in the mobile planetarium, the Discovery Dome.

From 7:00 until 8:00pm, Dr. Jim Heath of the Astronomy and Physics programs at ACC will give an hour-long talk,  “What’s the Deal with Pluto?”,  in room 3339 in building 3000.

At 7:30 the observing deck will be opened for some guided night sky viewing through the three ACC telescopes. At 7:30 the observing deck will open, and ACC faculty will assist the public in viewing the night sky.  The Pleiades, the Orion Nebula, and of course, our own Moon will be in the sky for viewing.

More information about the event  is available at

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