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Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Stars are Bright at Fort McKavett

Many of us who live in bigger cities forget the beauty of a starry sky. Reclaim those memories and head to Fort McKavett where the sky is endless and the stars are bright. The site, Friends of Fort McKavett and the Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society are hosting a Spring Star Party event this Saturday. The day begins with an astronomy presentation at 4 p.m on Mars in the fort's historic school house. The star gazing kicks off at dusk. Amateur astronomers will be on hand with their telescopes to show you various galaxies, such as the Whirlpool Galaxy, the Great Orion Nebula, the Pleiades Star Cluster and other formations. And best of all? It's free! Check out the event flyer, grab your family and friends and enjoy the big skies of Texas.

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