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October 19, 2012

It’s in the stars this weekend

LMWSP’s annual Skywatch Star Party set for Saturday

The 16th annual North Texas Skywatch Star Party is Saturday at Lake Mineral Wells State Park.

Star Party activities begin at 7 p.m. and stargazers and astronomy fans are invited to continue to search the skies throughout the evening.

Hosted by Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Tarleton State University, the annual event has become a popular activity for families from the Metroplex seeking a good viewing spot away from city lights. Activities are designed to entertain everyone from the veteran stargazers to the novice and just plain curious.

“We get two types of visitors for this event each year,” said Dr. Michael Hibbs, director of the Program for Astronomy Education and Research at Tarleton.

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