La Mansana de Chinati/The Block
Open hours of The Block from 7:30–9:00pm
Star viewing from 10:00–11:30pm
400 West El Paso Street
Judd Foundation and the Big Bend Astronomers Club invite you to a Star Party at La Mansana de Chinati/The Block, Donald Judd’s home and studios, located at 400 West El Paso Street. The event will take place on Sunday, May 26 from 7:30–11:30pm and is free and open to the public.
In 1989, Donald Judd joined the Board of Visitors of the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis where he helped to fundraise for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, one of the largest optic telescopes in the world. The Star Party at The Block presents an opportunity to continue his lifelong interest in the stars and recognize the importance of dark skies in West Texas.
Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, flash lights, picnics, and binoculars/observational equipment. Food and drink are welcome. No pets allowed. Wienertown will be on onsite serving up their signature hot dogs and snow balls for free from 7:30 until 10:00pm, or until they run out. The star viewing is kindly organized by Allen and Peggy Gilchrist and friends at the Big Bend Astronomers Club.
For more information please contact:
432 729 4406 ext. 1
This program has been made possible through the generous support of the Brown Foundation, Inc. and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. This project has been supported in part by a grant from the Tillapaugh Public History Fund of Permian Basin Area Foundation, a component fund of Permian Basin Area Foundation.