IDA [Chapter Name] Chapter
Hays County Friends of the Night Sky Gathering
October 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join us! Now forming: Hays County Friends of the Night Sky (HCFNS).
Do you want to encourage better lighting in Hays County that reduces glare and protects our common view of the night sky?
The HCFNS is being formed to do just that plus to support communities in Hays County who want to keep or obtain Dark Sky Place designations from the International Dark-Sky Association, encourage others in areas of Hays County not covered by designations or ordinances, and provide education to further these efforts.
Preliminary thoughts for the group include:
- Provide public outreach with educational materials and demonstrations
- Draw on established resources to provide a youth education program in Hays County about better lighting and protection of the night sky
- Supply speakers for groups within Hays County
- Support the Poetry, Photo, and Art Contests of the Texas Night Sky Festival®
- Promote the “Be A Star” award to encourage all properties to have good lighting
- Create a small website to highlight our activities, how to join, and to point to relevant educational resources on other websites
- Create a 501(c)(3) for operating expenses
Join now. Enter your contact information online at this link: https://bit.ly/2PKv8qe
Those interested in setting the direction for the group should come to this initial organizational meeting at Hays City Store starting at 10:30 a.m. on October 22nd. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hays-county-friends-of-the-night-sky-hcfns-initial-luncheon-tickets-71552057129
Also check out our event on November 14th.