Stargazing at the Roughs

Bring a chair for some stargazing! McKinney Roughs will also have someone there with a telescope. You can park in the McKinney Roughs lot and look for the solar lighted trail through the woods. McKinney Roughs is at 1884 SH 71 West, Cedar Creek, TX 78612. (If you were coming from the airport, it is about 13 miles east and the entrance will be on the left. Please note it is at McKinney Roughs LCRA park, not the State Park.) Here is the description from the McKinney Roughs website: Stargazing at the Roughs 9:30-11 pm FREE, all ages McKinney Roughs Nature Park Join other night-sky revelers for a chance to marvel at the beauty of the planets and be awed by our Earth's place in the galaxy. The wonders of the universe will come to life when viewed through our Dobsonian telescopes. Our astronomer will tell stories about the constellations and point out other wonders as they appear. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for comfort. Fun for the whole family! Program will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Call [masked] before 5 pm to confirm or call our 24-hour community program hotline at[masked], Ext. 7530. Registration is not required. Here are the directions from their website: McKinney Roughs is located on Hwy[masked] miles east of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on the westbound side. The facility's entrance is 8.4 miles west of Bastrop. Look forward to seeing you there!

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    Really enjoyed the stargazing! It was fun, and very informative.

    September 11, 2010

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    A former member

    Great time. Thank you to ladies operating the telescope. Extremely knowledgable lady from Austin planetarium was a joy to speak with. Easy to find because of great directions provided.

    September 11, 2010

  • Mike F

    Just a quick note. It is DARK and hard to find the group and each other. So, I hope to see you...but if not, enjoy the event.

    September 9, 2010

  • Mike F

    LCRA says they will wait till about 3pm Friday to decide if this event will happen. I will send out an email when I find out

    September 9, 2010

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