The Stella Hotel and the Texas A&M University Department of Physics and Astronomy are teaming up once again to celebrate the season in signature style with a free monthly Summer Star Parties at The Stella series set to kick off Thursday (June 13), from 9 to 11 p.m.
Members of the local community and visitors are invited to gather tomorrow night on The Stella’s expansive outdoor lawn, The Back Yard, to discover the wonders of our solar system using telescopes provided by the Texas A&M Astronomy Group within the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy. As part of a summer series set to take place on the second Thursday of each summer month at The Stella, weather permitting, each telescope will be pointed at different celestial bodies, including planets, constellations and the moon. Texas A&M astronomy students will be stationed at each telescope to help guide visitors through the viewing process, allowing guests to experience and learn about different features of the night sky throughout the summer.
Sweet treats, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase during all Star Parties at The Stella, which are free and open to the public. Additional events will occur on July 11 and August 8, weather permitting.