Night Sky Festival

Photo courtesy Kevin Vandivier.

On March 5, the Texas Night Sky Festival in Dripping Springs offers a slate of activities that explore the attributes of nature at night, as well as ways to protect darkness from ever-encroaching artificial light pollution. Speakers include Paul Bogard, author of The End of Night, and Lakota descendants, telling traditional tales of the night sky. Demonstrations of citizen-science techniques for taking darkness readings and reducing glare complement children’s activities, a mobile planetarium, solar telescopes, and an astronomer-led star party—all in celebration of the beauty of the untainted night sky.

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