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In partnership with the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University, The Stella is thrilled to announce a new quarterly “Star Parties” series.

On Thursday, July 27, at 9pm, locals and visitors are invited to gather in The Back Yard at The Stella for the kick-off of stargazing and sky watching, led by Texas A&M astronomer Dr. Jennifer Marshall.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Dr. Marshall and her amazing team from Texas A&M,” says Peggy Trott, general manager for The Stella. “The Back Yard is the perfect spot for an evening of stargazing under the Lone Star sky and look forward to having families and friends gather there throughout the year.”

Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy is home to international leading research in subjects including astronomy, atomic physics, and quantum optics. The Stella is collaborating with Dr. Marshall and the university to host an experiential evening featuring a variety of telescope stations that will be pointed at different celestial bodies, including planets, constellations, and the moon. Members of Dr. Marshall’s team will be stationed at each telescope to help guide visitors through the viewing process.

Throughout the Star Parties, The Stella will offer an al fresco bar serving a variety of refreshing, festive beverages including the Embers cocktail with Tito’s vodka infused with vanilla, Crème de Cacao, whipped cream, marshmallow, and a brown sugar graham cracker crust. Additionally, the hotel is offering a 10 percent discount at their on-site restaurant, Campfire, for those who plan to stop by the restaurant prior to the event.

The Star Parties at The Back Yard are free and open to the public. Additional Star Parties will take place in the fall on Thursday, September 28, and in the winter on Thursday, December 14.

For more information, visit www.thestellahotel.com or www.astronomy.tamu.edu, or call (979) 421-4000. Reservations for Campfire can be made by calling (979) 421-4444.

About The Stella
The Stella, managed by Trust Hospitality, brings comfort and sophistication to Bryan College Station, welcoming guests with genuine Texan hospitality. The Stella anchors Lake Walk, the vibrant 180,000 square-foot town center of Atlas and the Traditions Club, and is complemented by restaurants, retail stores, a 5-acre lake, waterfront park and pavilion, observation tower, and over two miles of hiking and biking trails. The 176-key property is adjacent from Traditions Club and Community and Texas A&M University and is at the epicenter of the Texas A&M Biocorridor. The Stella’s on-site restaurant, Campfire, offers seasonally-driven fare and the craft cocktail bar, Hershel’s, is reminiscent of a speakeasy. Specialty brews and snacks can be enjoyed at the property’s coffee shop, P.O.V. (opening July 2017), or at The Watershed, the property’s pool with a full-service bar and private cabanas. The Stella’s expansive outdoor lawn, The Back Yard, evokes a front porch feeling that encourages patrons to relax and socialize. The Stella is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection.