VTSP 2021 Schedule

Observing Progams can be observed from June 5th thru 13th. Read more about our Observing Programs.

Broadcast Schedule: All Times are in CDT (It’s Texas Ya’ll!)

Thursday June 10, 2021
7:00 pm – Welcome to Virtual Texas Star Party – 2021!
7:15 pm – Astro-Trivia Contest #1 (Prizes for Top 3 Participants)
7:20pm – Speaker Introduction – Larry Mitchell – Author of the TSP Advanced Observing Program
7:25pm –       The Best of the Rest of the Advanced Observing Programs
8:45pm – Astro Trivia continues (Winners announced during next segment)

8:50pm – 11:30pm Fort Bend Astronomy Club Presents
Virtual Observing from the George Observatory
Results of Astro-Trivia Contest #1 announced

Friday June 11, 2021
6:30 pm – Welcome to Virtual Texas Star Party – 2021!
6:45 pm – Astro-Trivia Contest #2 (Prizes for Top 3 Participants)
6:55 pm – Speaker Introduction – Stephen J. O’Meara – Author and Astronomy Magazine Contributor
7:00 pm –         Night Skies of Botswana
8:15 pm – Astro Trivia Contest #2 continues (Winners announced after next speaker)
8:20 pm – Door Prize Drawing Results #1
8:25 pm – Speaker Introduction – Dr Karl Gebhardt – UT Austin Professor of Astronomy
8:30 pm –        Characterizing Dark Energy with the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
9:30 pm – Door Prize Drawing Results #2 and Astro Trivia Contest #2 Results
9:45 pm – Let’s get out there and observe!

Saturday June 12, 2021
6:30 pm – Welcome to Virtual Texas Star Party – 2021!
6:45 pm – Astro-Trivia Contest #3 (Prizes for Top 3 Participants)
6:55 pm – Speaker Introduction – David Levy – Famed Comet Hunter and Author
7:00 pm –        A Nightwatchman’s Journey: The Road not Taken
8:15 pm – Astro Trivia Contest #3 continues (Winners announced next speaker)
8:20 pm – Door Prize Drawing Results #3
8:25 pm – Speaker Introduction – Stephen Hummel – Dark Skies Specialist at the McDonald Observatory
8:30 pm –        Formation of the Big Bend Area IDA Dark Skies Reserve
9:30 pm – Door Prize Drawing Results #4 and Astro Trivia Contest #3 Results
9:45 pm – Let’s get out there and observe!

 

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