Locals and visitors are invited to gather in The Back Yard at The Stella for an experiential evening of stargazing and sky watching, led by Texas A&M astronomer Dr. Jennifer Marshall. The July Star Party will feature a variety of telescope stations that will be pointed at different celestial bodies, including planets, constellations and the moon. Members of Dr. Marshall’s team will be stationed at each telescope to help guide visitors through the viewing process. Throughout the Star Party, The Stella will offer an al fresco bar serving a variety of refreshing beverages. For those looking to get the parties started early, The Stella will offer a complimentary dessert bar starting at 8 p.m. Additionally, the hotel is offering a 10% discount at their on-site restaurant, Campfire, for those who plan to stop by the restaurant prior to the event.