Prairie Keepers

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Homegrown Earth Education Programs

Free Public Astronomy Events

Free monthly public star parties are held at the Tandy Hills Natural Area hosted by members of Fort Worth Astronomical Society. The parties begin at dusk-thiry, weather permitting.

Here's a direct link to the Tandy Hills Prairie Sky Star Party schedule.

Please check the Tandy Hills Natural Area web site for details as dates and times may change.

Contact us for help navigating the many resources available on the GLOBE at Night website.  We can also share helpful tips for oranizing Citizen Science events.

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Archived Star Party Events



Tandy Hills Natural Area (FREE)

Fort Worth Prairie Park (FREE)

Bob Jones Nature Center ($8 adults and $5 children)

Lewisville Lake Environmetal Learning Center (see website)

Star Party Schedule for 5/4/2013 Tandy Hills Natural Area

3400 View Street, Fort Worth, Texas

7 - 8 pm: Storytellers

Twice Upon a Time story tellers will share constellation tales.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket.  We'll gather on the hillside used for bands at Prairie Fest.  Bring your own flashlight covered with red cellophane or a red balloon for night vision. Here's how to make a night vision flashlight.

8:11 pm: Sunset - Hike on your own to take in the view.

8:30 pm GLOBE @ NIGHT Family Activity Packets provided

Learn to find the constellation Leo, and use the guide provided to practice making observations of the night sky.  Using the Globe at Night Web App, we'll model how to upload observations of light pollution from Tandy Hills.  It's easy!  Try it at home using the handout and links provided.

9  - 10 pm:  Fort Worth Astronomical Society astronomers will have a telescope set up for viewing stars and planets.  Follow star party etiquette please.  Consider becoming a member of FWAS and hosts FOTHNA.

Be a GLOBE @ Night Citizen Scientist until May 8:

Observations for this year's GLOBE event can only be uploaded until May 8.  You can upload as many observations as you like using the web app.  However, please make certain that your observations are at least 1 km (.62 mile or 1094 yards) apart.  Metrics, anyone?

Learn more about the GLOBE at Night program

See how scientists will use your data: Our Globe at Night.