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November 2016

IDA Texas Meeting! You’re Invited!

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You probably already know about the terrific, 2nd Annual Texas Night Sky Festival® to be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park in (where else?) Dripping Springs, just west of weird (that’s Austin). It will be a great and grand festival, full of fun, and you can read all about… Read More

Oil Flares – Big and Bright at Night in the Heart of West Texas

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by Ned Samson Last month astronomers at the McDonald Observatory in the Davis Mountains of West Texas noticed bright new lights on the horizon. At one of the world’s foremost locations for astronomical observation, home to the largest telescope in North America, this sort of intrusion into darkness is not taken lightly. In fact, in… Read More