The Star Party at UBarU - our fourth comprehensive star-party event. In addition to the star parties, it will include: astronomy lectures, meals, lodging, and more, offered at our IDA-certified Dark-Sky Park in Mountain Home, Texas. Presenters include Dr. Angela Speck, Robert Reeves, Dr. Amanda Bayless & Dr. Kim Arvidsson. Independent viewing as well as use of the UBarU Youth Observatory is planned. Experienced and novice astronomers welcome!
Everyone must register for the event. Lodging includes bunk bed options, private room options, camping and cottages. For campers or folks in one of the cottages or private rooms in Suites, meal plans can be purchased. Parents are responsible for supervising their children at all times. Choose the lodging and meal plans that best meet your needs.
There are four suites in the Brown Center; each suite has a bunk area with four EXL-double bunks, two private rooms, and a gender-neutral, full bathroom. Each private room has one queen bed and one EXL double bunk. There are additional larger, multi-use, gender-specific bathrooms between the suites. The Brown Center is fully air-conditioned and ADA accessible.
Registration- Early Bird - adult $50 (child 6 – 18 years, $25); student (19-24 years)- $25 (Need school/college ID)
**After July 10 - adult $75 (child 6-18, $25); student (19-24 years) - $25 (Need school/college ID)
Early Bird Basic Bunk Package– Includes: meals & assigned bunk/bed (per person), all bunks EX-L.
3-day - $170; (with parent: child 6-12 - $120; child 13-19 - $150; child 5 & younger $90)
2-day - $125; (with parent: child 6-12 - $100; child 13-19 - $115; child 5 & younger $60)
After July 10: 3-day - $200; (with parent: child 6-12 - $120, child 13-19 - $150; child 5 & younger $90)
2-day - $200; (with parent: child 6-12 - $100, child 13-19 - $115; child 5 & younger $60)
Private Room Package– $250 is charged for the first registrant who selects one of the 8 private rooms. Cost is for lodging only of up to 4 people. Please purchase registration tickets and meals for each participant. The maximum number of persons allowed to share a private room is 4 people. Each room has a queen bed and 2 twin bunks (one upper and one lower). Meal preparation is not allowed in the private rooms so each person sharing the room must select a meal plan.
Meal Plans– 3-day (3-B, 3-D, 2-L): $80 (child - $55); 2-day includes lunch Saturday through breakfast on Monday: $65 (child - $45)
*BBQ only $20pp, $15 child. Both 3-day and 2-day meal plans include the barbecue. Child rates are for children 12 years of age and under.
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