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First-annual Hill Country Night Sky Month happening in October

(September 8, 2020) – This October, celebrate the night sky all month long during the Hill Country Alliance’s inaugural Hill Country Night Sky Month! Created to bring awareness to the importance of night sky preservation in the Texas Hill Country, Hill Country Night Sky Month will feature events and activities across the Hill Country for night sky lovers of all ages. The Hill Country Alliance (HCA) is joined by partners and night sky champions across the region for a month of virtual events, activities, art, games, competitions, proclamations and other ways to expand the joys and benefits of dark night skies [...]

Bring Back the Night at Home!

The Comal County Friends of the Night Sky announces the Bring Back the Night at Home Challenge.  Show how easy it is to upgrade your exterior lighting and help improve our night sky by reducing light pollution!  Take photos of your exterior lighting “BEFORE and AFTER” your retrofit and we will publish (with the owner’s permission) your “before and after” photos on our website. See how at https://comalcountyfriendsofthenightsky.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CCFNS.Lighting-Guidelines.v9.23.20-.pdf Challenge dates: October 2020 to October 2021 Send your photos to CCFNSSEC@gmail.com Provide your 1st name and Comal County city or neighborhood you live in Let’s see which city posts the most photos! [...]

Virtual Night Sky Halloween Costume Contest

Calling all kids 12 and under!  The Comal County Friends of the Night Sky is sponsoring a Virtual Night Sky Halloween Costume Contest.  Take a photo of your child in a night sky themed Halloween costume and send it in to us at CCFNSSEC@gmail.com.  Night sky themes include things in the night sky such as your favorite constellations, stars, planets, galaxies as well as characters that thrive in the darkest skies. Send a photo of your child in costume to CCFNSSEC@gmail.com by October 31st for a chance to win a copy of Amy Jackson's book, "Cassandra and the Night Sky" and a [...]

Jack-O-Lantern Carving Contest!

Have you ever carved a scene into your Halloween pumpkin?  Try carving one of the Night Sky Constellations and see how cool it looks with the candle lit. Submit a photo of your pumpkin with a constellation to CCFNSSEC@gmail.com for a chance to win a copy of Amy Jackson’s book, “Cassandra and the Night Sky” and a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card. Add your first name and Comal County city or neighborhood you live in and we will publish the photos at comalcountyfriendsofthenightsky.org. Winner to be announced on November 2, 2020

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