Starlight Observers League (SOL)
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Starlight Observers League was founded in 2003 to help bring the enchanting, dark Texas night sky to the residents of the area. Here at Solhome, we also believe fairly strongly in conserving our earth environment, and are deeply interested in energy efficiency. That’s why on our site, you can find articles about solar powered homes, community housing and gardens, and ways to go green, among other like-minded topics.
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The fairly dark skies and fair weather of the region are important resources for the part-time pursuits of amateur astronomy. The League has planned to capitalize on these resources by holding quarterly public star-parties as a way of bringing the science home to more than our current members. The public is invited to participate in this fascinating study of our mutually shared skies, the heavens that men and women have pondered over the ages, but that we as modern beings tend to overlook. Member operated telescopes and binoculars will be set up for observing by the public, and anyone with their own equipment is encouraged to come and be a part of the fun.
Other programs and educational events will take place as the League pursues each avenue of interest that is presented by the community. A desire to help with public education in conjunction with the public schools and popular organizations such as the Scouting programs is the foremost priority of the organization. Any person or group interested in having some astronomy related events should feel free to call upon the League for help in their programs. We invite all astronomy and science students in the colleges and middle schools to regard the League as another valuable connection to further their studies. Please feel welcome to join in and help out. If you have an interest, please come forward and participate – we want nothing to get in the way of both a good time and a solid life & learning experience.
We are looking for volunteers to help out at these upcoming events. Anyone can join and help us organize each event. Some of these events will correspond to large sightings that will receive a good deal of publicity on a national scale. But our most promising events should stand on their own as introductory experiences for novices.