Come to Vista Brewing to Celebrate all three Contests run by the Texas Night Sky Festival®! See displays of the photography, student art, and poetry contests. Cheer the winners on as they are recognized. Listen to selected winning poems.
As a special treat, The Kincherff's will entertain you with their beautiful night skies music. In addition to the Contest Celebration, you can enjoy the delightful food and beverages offered by Vista Brewing AND find out about joining the newly forming Hays County Friends of the Night Sky (HCFNS). So that our hosts know how many to expect, please reserve a free ticket to the event. Feel free to arrive a bit early to order your food & beverage (dutch treat) before the event starts. 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: link ( View On Facebook )
Those interested in setting the direction for the group should come to our joint dinner-time meeting and TNSF Contest Celebration at Vista Brewing on Thursday evening, November 14th starting at 6:30 p.m. That's the event you are reading about. Or, you can come to the lunch meeting at Hays City Store starting at 10:30 a.m. on October 22nd. RSVP here: link ( link ) Check us out at link ( link )