Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Hill Country Alliance’s Night Sky Program Manager Dawn Davies Gives Eclipse Talk at Barton Springs Full Moon Swim


The Austin Nature and Science Center invites you to learn about the upcoming eclipse with expert and educator Dawn Davies during Full-Moon Swim on Monday, March 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the south entrance of Barton Springs.

A Hill Country Alliance’s Night Sky Program Manager Dawn Davies has over a decade of astronomy outreach and dark sky preservation experience. She has served on the board of the Austin Astronomical Society and as a volunteer advocate for the Internationals Dark-Sky Association.

Bring your binoculars and telescopes to gaze at the moon. Other astronomers and astronomy enthusiasts will be on hand to help you explore the night sky with a telescope and participate in fun hands-on learning activities. Free eclipse glasses will be distributed at the event.

The schedule will be as follows:
  • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hands-on, family-friendly activities
  • 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eclipse presentation and Q&A 
  • 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Night sky viewing with a telescope

About the Total Eclipse
On April 8, 2024, Austin will experience a once in a lifetime total solar eclipse in the path of totality. Austin won’t be in the path of totality again for another 319 years. Learn more about the Total Eclipse 2024.

Free eclipse glasses and bookmarks (limit four per person) are available while supplies last beginning March 11 at the following Austin Parks and Recreation locations: 

Learn more about How To View the Total Eclipse Safely.