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Texas A&M Astronomy, Stella Hotel to Host Final Summer Star Party August 8

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The Stella Hotel and the Texas A&M University Department of Physics and Astronomy are teaming up once again to close out summer in signature style with one final free monthly Star Party at The Stella, set for Thursday, August 8, from 9 to 11 p.m., weather permitting.

Members of the local community and visitors are invited to gather 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. During the grand finale in a three-event summer series at The Stella, 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.

For more information, visit www.thestellahotel.com, http://instrumentation.tamu.edu/starparty.html or call (979) 421-4000.

-aTm-

Contact: Shana K. Hutchins, (979) 862-1237 or shutchins@science.tamu.edu

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