We are gathering Dark Sky Advocates from all over Texas for a Meet and Greet BREAKFAST at 9:00 AM the morning after the Festival (that is, Sunday, March 19, 2017) at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center, the site of the Festival. It will be a great chance to network with fellow Dark Sky Advocates and learn what is going on around the State.
Bill Wren of McDonald Observatory will brief us on the fight to keep West Texas skies dark despite the oil boom. You’ll be updated on regional efforts to abate light pollution by Gary Carter of the Texas Astronomical Society; Vance Naumann, who is with the Hill Country Dark Sky Reserve; and Cliff Kaplan who will be talking about the Texas Night Sky Coalition.
In addition, we’ll hear from colleagues about the Dark Sky efforts being made in San Antonio, in the Tri-Canyon area of the western Hill Country, and in other locations around the State, all of whom are seeking to keep the stars at night big and bright all over Texas. If you know of other folks who would like to share a short update on important Dark Sky-related happenings around the State, please have them contact Cindy Luongo Cassidy at email@example.com and we’ll work them in.
We’ll have breakfast tacos from a great Austin tacqueria, fresh fruit, and beverages, all for just $11.00 per person. Please reserve and pay for your breakfast in advance. We can only order enough food for the number of folks that pay for it by Sunday, March 12th, 2017. So, go ahead and reserve now. You don’t want to forget and miss out on breakfast.