Last Minute Tips 2018

Some last-minute SNRG tips:

  • Please be awake and aware when driving to Beatty. Half of the trip is on a two-lane highway; stay alert and aware.
  • Do not speed in Beatty! The speed limit in Beatty is 25 mph, and heavily enforced.
  • Do not use waze to navigate to Spicer Ranch. It will take you on a longer route.
  • The Spicer Ranch is 7 miles north of Beatty.
  • Beatty doesn’t have any full-size grocery stores.
  • Some of the businesses we recommend are Mel’s diner a great place for breakfast or lunch
    Address: 600 US-95, Beatty, NV 89003
    Phone: (775) 553-9003
    Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 3PM.
  • If you need a cold beer and a bowl of award winning chili we recommend the Happy Burro
    Address: 100 W Main St, Beatty, NV 89003
    Phone: (775) 553-9099
    Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 10PM
  • Gemmas is another fine place for a solid meal breakfast through dinner
  • For last minute groceries, propane, or a full RV hook up, we recommend The Space Station. These are the people that provide ice for the event.

Please be courteous everywhere in Beatty. The Beatty community supports our event, so let’s show them some love and support the local businesses.


Image by Danielle Duffey
Since the sun and high temperatures over ran the headlines of last year’s event, We’ve decided to theme this year’s event: STARS.We’ve included a few quotes to inspire you.

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
It matters that you don’t just give up.”

― Stephen Hawking

“Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Les Brown

A star is type of astronomical object consisting of a luminous spheroid of plasma held together by its own gravity. The nearest star to Earth is the Sun. Many other stars are visible to the naked eye from Earth during the night, appearing as a multitude of fixed luminous points in the sky due to their immense distance from Earth. Historically, the most prominent stars were grouped into constellations and asterisms, the brightest of which gained proper names. Astronomers have assembled star catalogues that identify the known stars and provide standardized stellar designations. However, most of the stars in the Universe, including all stars outside our galaxy, the Milky Way, are invisible to the naked eye from Earth. Indeed, most are invisible from Earth even through the most powerful telescopes.

For at least a portion of its life, a star shines due to thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium in its core, releasing energy that traverses the star’s interior and then radiates into outer space. Almost all naturally occurring elements heavier than helium are created by stellar nucleosynthesis during the star’s lifetime, and for some stars by supernova nucleosynthesis when it explodes. Near the end of its life, a star can also contain degenerate matter. Astronomers can determine the mass, age, metallicity (chemical composition), and many other properties of a star by observing its motion through space, its luminosity, and spectrum respectively. The total mass of a star is the main factor that determines its evolution and eventual fate. Other characteristics of a star, including diameter and temperature, change over its life, while the star’s environment affects its rotation and movement. A plot of the temperature of many stars against their luminosities produces a plot known as a Hertzsprung–Russell diagram (H–R diagram). Plotting a particular star on that diagram allows the age and evolutionary state of that star to be determined.

A star’s life begins with the gravitational collapse of a gaseous nebula of material composed primarily of hydrogen, along with helium and trace amounts of heavier elements. When the stellar core is sufficiently dense, hydrogen becomes steadily converted into helium through nuclear fusion, releasing energy in the process.[1] The remainder of the star’s interior carries energy away from the core through a combination of radiative and convective heat transfer processes. The star’s internal pressure prevents it from collapsing further under its own gravity. A star with mass greater than 0.4 times the Sun’s will expand to become a red giant when the hydrogen fuel in its core is exhausted.[2] In some cases, it will fuse heavier elements at the core or in shells around the core. As the star expands it throws a part of its mass, enriched with those heavier elements, into the interstellar environment, to be recycled later as new stars.[3] Meanwhile, the core becomes a stellar remnant: a white dwarf, a neutron star, or if it is sufficiently massive a black hole.

Binary and multi-star systems consist of two or more stars that are gravitationally bound and generally move around each other in stable orbits. When two such stars have a relatively close orbit, their gravitational interaction can have a significant impact on their evolution.[4] Stars can form part of a much larger gravitationally bound structure, such as a star cluster or a galaxy.

Eclipse 2017


Tickets for SNRG are now available! There will be no sales at the gate. We encourage you to purchase the highest tier you can afford to help bring more art
Photo by Ann Pirone
Photo by Micah Harkins
  • $100 – Tier 1 – Early bird ticket pricing sold out!
  • $125 – Tier 2 – Regular ticket pricing
  • $150 – Art Sponsor – Regular ticket with an additional donation that goes directly to art grants!

Purchasers will receive confirmation via e-mail. If you don’t receive the confirmation, first check your spam folder, then contact us via email:
  • There are no day passes
  • Tickets can only be used once
  • Re-entry into the event is possible with valid ticket, wristband and photo ID
  • Vehicles will be checked for stowaways. If found, every person in the vehicle will have their tickets invalidated
  • Children under 12 years old do not require a ticket
  • Any person 12 years and older DOES require a ticket
  • Anyone under the age of 18 will need to be checked in at the gate with a parent or legal guardian before admittance to the event


You can transfer your ticket to another person by clicking on the QR Code image in the email confirmation which will take you to a page where you can change the name. The name is important as it allows you to get in with your photo ID if you forget your tickets.

Buying a ticket from someone else?

Make sure the other person transfers the ticket. The email confirmation must come from SNRG.

Art Grants

There is a unique opportunity to have your art installation, theme camp, mutant vehicle or performance partially funded.  Our event is funded by ticket sales and after costs there is some left over which is fed back into the event as grants.

What can be funded?
Here are some examples of what can be considered for art grants:

    • Large scale art – sculptures, paintings, murals, erected structures
    • Theme camps – interactive elements (some restrictions apply)

  • Performances – eg plays, bands, comedy, educational seminars
  • Flame effects & Fire art
  • Incidentals – eg propane, transport costs (some restrictions apply)

What isn’t funded?

  • Payment for individual performers (eg we need $20k to bring out this DJ)
  • Payment to rent or power sound equipment
  • Payment for labor costs (eg to hire people, or to pay people to work)

What we fund

  • Cost of materials based on a receipt from a reputable business
  • Other considerations on a case by case basis