The second Eldorado Star Party (ESP), October 13-16th, 2004, is now taking
Just for amateur astronomers who want dark skies and a protected environment,
the 7,100 acre X-Bar Ranch is 15 miles WNW of Sonora, Texas. Co-sponsored by
the Texas Star Party and area clubs, this event promises to bring dark skies
closer to the amateur astronomer... ESP's central location is within easy
driving distance of many Texas cities... 3 hours west of San Antonio, and 5
1/2 to 6 hours from Dallas and Houston.
The site is eight miles north of Interstate-10, and has a convenient
all-weather road and nearby light-shielded parking area at the observing
fields. The main observing area includes power for telescopes and equipment,
and is organized so that you may drive on-off from the nearby parking area at
night without impacting the observers on the fields. The same darkout rules
that you see at TSP will be in effect here!
Here's some of what you will find at this year's ESP: camping, special rates
at nearby motels, catered meals, star party activities including special
observing programs, guest speakers, vendors, and swap meet. And don't miss
the nearby Caverns of Sonora!
Want to learn more? Come see what Eldorado Star Party is all about!
Visit the ESP web site and download your ESP Registration Form at:
See you there!
X-Bar Ranch - Sonora, TX