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Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa has a new group offering that is literally out-of-this-world, parties that are focused on the stars. Dubbed star parties, they are offered in partnership between the resort and the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) at McKinney Roughs Nature Park.

During the activity, groups join one of the nature park’s astronomers who gives details about the universe’s features and lights. Beverages and late-night snacks will be on-hand prepared by the resort’s culinary team that can be enjoyed while learning about prominent constellations, distant planets, gas cloud nebulae, and global clusters.  The astronomer also recounts ancient stories about the stars and universe.

“Since we are located 20 miles outside of Austin tucked away from the city lights, the resort provides a great destination to truly take in Texas’ gorgeous night skies,” says Laura Ashley Hardaway, director of events at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa. “During the star parties, groups are joined by a local astronomer to identify constellations and celestial objects all while enjoying delicious food and drinks provided by our culinary team.”

In addition to star parties, the 491-room Hyatt Regency Lost Pines and the LCRA provide a variety of activities showcasing the Texas outdoors with everything from guided nature walks and kayak excursions down the Colorado River, to ziplining and UTV tours that traverse more than 18 miles of nature trails.

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