Star Party #2 for 2014-2015 will be this Friday from 5:30-9:30 at ACC’s Round Rock campus. We’ll be there, plus our friends from the Austin Planetarium will be there with their mobile planetarium. There’s be a talk on the discovery of Uranus and Neptune from Dr. Heath, and everyone can take in the wonders of the night sky from the observatory.
For more info, visit go.austincc.edu/starparty
Posted by jtmullin on November 18, 2014
Come party with the stars! This Friday, February 7th, ACC’s Physical Sciences Dept. will host another Star Party at the Round Rock campus! There will be lots to do – hands-on science from ACCHaoS, planetarium shows from Austin Planetarium, a public talk on Galileo and Kepler in 1609, AND viewing of the night sky from the observing deck high atop building 3000 (weather permitting!) For details, check out go.austincc.edu/starparty. See you there!
Here’s the info on the Star Party:
When: February 7, 2014, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Austin Community College’s Round Rock Campus – 4400 College Park Drive, Round Rock, TX 78665. Building 2000 lobby (for hands-on science and planetarium shows); Building 3000 for public talk (room 3339) and the observation deck.
Posted by jtmullin on February 5, 2014
Posted by jtmullin on November 19, 2013
Wow – haven’t posted in a while. We’ve been busy this semester!
We had a great turnout at last Friday’s Star Party! Lots of kids and their parents, lots of sharing science going on! Here are a few really great photos – many thanks to the intrepid Karl Trappe for taking these photos. If you’d like to see more, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ACCHaoS
Posted by jtmullin on November 12, 2013
Tomorrow is a big day for ACCHaoS. To start the day off, we’re visiting Old Town Elementary 1st graders! Old Town Texans rock! Then, from 5:30 until 8:00, we’ll be at the Star Party sharing science with who ever wants to come! Why this crazy schedule, you ask? Because science really is that fun!!!
Be sure and come visit us at the Star Party. It will be from 5:30-9:45 on Friday, October 11th at ACC’s Round Rock campus. ACCHaoS will be set up in the lobby of building 2000. Our good friends from the Austin Planetarium will be there with the Discovery Dome, their mobile planetarium. If you haven’t checked out the planetarium shows, they are really awesome.
At 7:00 in room 3339 in building 3000, Jim Heath will conduct another of his popular talks. This one is titled “On the Shoulders of Giants,” a look at the history of science.
Then at 8:00, the observing deck on building 3000 will open, and everyone can have a look at the night sky through the three big ACC telescopes. What else will we see? I’m not sure, but there’ll be ACC faculty and staff on hand to guide you and answer questions.
More info on the Star Party party can be found at go.austincc.edu/starparty
More info on ACCHaoS can be found at go.austincc.edu/acchaos
Posted by jtmullin on October 10, 2013