Star Party

Sunday, May 26
400 West El Paso Street
Marfa, TX

Join Judd Foundation and the McDonald Observatory for a star gazing party at La Mansana de Chinati/The Block. Celebrating the dark skies of West Texas, the evening will include food, music, and astronomy programs in the courtyard at the Block. This event is free and open to the public.

This program is presented in partnership with the McDonald Observatory, a research unit of The University of Texas at Austin and one of the world’s leading centers for astronomical research, teaching, and public education and outreach. Donald Judd was a member of the Board of Visitors of the McDonald Observatory.

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7:30-9:30pm Open Hours of the Block and live music by Ross Cashiola & Friends

Tacos from Antojitos El Turista will be available first come, first served

9:30-10:00pm Dark Skies Talk with Stephen C. Hummel of the McDonald Observatory

10:00-11:30pm Star Viewing Party with McDonald Observatory volunteers

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Public programs at Judd Foundation have been made possible, in part, by support from the Brown Foundation, Inc., the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.