Calendar of Events

Stargazing

Texas Parks & Wildlife is working to improve night skies in our state parks through the Dark Skies Program.

July 2016

Jul 2 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
The StarWalk starts with a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park. Sun Fun, solar observing, 5:00 p.m. StarWalk 8:30 p.m.
Jul 2 End Date

The Stars of Garner State Park

Garner State Park
Join us for an exciting night of astronomy!
Jul 3 End Date

July 3rd Stargazing at Hueco Tanks!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a Star Party this Fourth of July Weekend.
Jul 6 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Jul 8 End Date

Enchanted "Rock Star" Party

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
We're back with a Star Party. Come join Enchanted Rock Staff and members of the Hill Country Astronomers for a night of stargazing.
Jul 8 End Date

Starry Sky Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the beauty of our trails as the sun goes down.
Jul 9 End Date

Solar Viewing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Safely view the sun through a telescope
Jul 9 End Date

Stories of the Stars

Mission Tejas State Park
There is more to the sky than meets the eye!
Jul 9 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association and Park staff for a night of stargazing!
Jul 9 End Date

Sunset Stroll

Bastrop State Park
Enjoy a sunset stroll on the old golf cart paths at Bastrop State Park!
Jul 9 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
Jul 15 End Date

Moonwalking to the Yellow Trail Summit

Inks Lake State Park
We are going to summit the yellow trail under the light of the moon!
Jul 16 End Date

Night Skies

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Increase your knowledge or share what you already know about the night sky with others as we view the moon, planets, and star clusters.
Jul 20 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs and more!
Jul 20 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Jul 23 End Date

Phases of the Moon.

Learn about the different phases of the moon and why the moon appears to disappear and reappear each month in this interactive activity.
Jul 23 End Date

Create you own planisphere!

Lake Livingston State Park
Create your own planisphere, which is a map of the night sky that you can adjust for any date and time!
Jul 23 End Date

Waning Gibbous Moon & Star Party

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us out at Hueco Tanks this July 23rd for a Star and Moon viewing party!
Jul 23 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Jul 29 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Jul 30 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Constellations, stars, planets, moons? See the night sky as never before. We will help you through this activity.
Jul 30 End Date

The Stars of Garner State Park

Garner State Park
Join us for an exciting night of astronomy!
Jul 30 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Take a look at the moon, planets, or even a nebula or two. There is lots to see in every night sky.
Jul 30 End Date

Star Stories

Lockhart State Park
Discover the constellations that decorate our July sky and listen to the exciting tales that surround them!
Jul 30 End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
“For my part, I know nothing. But the sight of the stars makes me dream.” Come to Palo Duro Canyon to find out what Vincent Van Gogh was talking about. Local astronomy experts will be on hand to teach you about the night sky, and telescopes will be available to help you get a closer look.

August 2016

Aug 6 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 21st year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Sun Fun, solar observing, is at 5:00 p.m. and the StarWalk starts 8:15 p.m. Copper Breaks State Park is an International Dark Sky Park
Aug 6 End Date

Stargazing in the Park

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Lost Maples is having a stargazing with the help of the San Antonio Astronomical Society on August 06, 2016. We will have multiple telescopes and dark skies to help you see the wonders of the night sky. Come to the Overflow Parking lot after dark and enjoy.
Aug 12 End Date

Stargazing Party

Monahans Sandhills State Park
Join us for a night of stars on the sand dunes of Monahans Sandhills State Park! Telescopes, snacks and sand discs for sliding on the dunes will be available.
Aug 13 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association and Park staff for a night of stargazing!

September 2016

Sep 2 End Date

Enchanted "Rock Star" Party

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
We're back with a Star Party. Come join Enchanted Rock Staff and members of the Hill Country Astronomers for a night of stargazing.
Sep 3 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 21st year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park. StarWalk is at 7:30. Sun Fun, solar observing, is at 5:00 p.m.

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
The StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park. Sun Fun, solar observing is at 5:00 p.m. The StarWalk is at 7:00 p.m.

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