In partnership with the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University, The Stella is excited to announce the return of their Star Parties series.
Taking place the third Thursday of the summer months, the 2018 series kicks off on the Summer Solstice on Thursday, June 21 at 9 p.m. Additional Star Parties will occur on July 19 and August 16.
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 Star Parties 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 Parties, 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 events.
The Star Parties at The Back Yard are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.thestellahotel.com, https://physics.tamu.edu/research/astronomy/ or call 979.421.4000. Reservations for Campfire can be made through OpenTable, https://www.opentable.com/r/campfire-bryan?page=1, or by calling 979.421.4444.