Southlake Journal

July 14, 2014

Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve hosts stargazing event

The Starstruck event is just one of the many events hosted by the center which is dedicated to environmental education.

Visitors to Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve in Southlake were "Starstruck" under a 'Full Buck' supermoon Saturday night as the Fort Worth Astronomical Society gave them a glimpse of the Cosmos without leaving the city limits.

The Starstruck event is just one of the many events hosted by the Bob Jones Nature Center which is dedicated to environmental education and preservation of a significant part of the Cross-Timbers ecosystem, said Lori Higgins, the center’s executive director.

Astronomical Society members brought "their high-powered telescopes for an up-close view of the stars," Higgins said.

Visitors brought their lawn chairs, and took turns viewing Mars and Saturn through the telescopes as well as other parts of the solar system and the universe beyond.

"Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve, itself, is one of Northeast Tarrant County’s intriguing stars," Higgins said.

The nature center offers regular classes for children and adults, hiking trails, a native-plant garden, an eco-summer camp, indoor exhibits and a range of special programs and volunteer opportunities.

The nature center is located at 355 Bob Jones Road in Southlake.

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