Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

September 2016

Sep 28 End Date

Night Sky Photo Contest

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Calling all photographers and stargazers alike: Big Bend Ranch is holding its first Night Sky photo contest! Make your way out to "the other side of nowhere" to shoot some of the darkest skies in the United States and a chance to have your photo used and displayed in Big Bend Ranch facilities! See details below.
Sep 30 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Stargazing at Hueco Tanks!

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.
Oct 5 End Date

New Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Especially kid-friendly, there's nothing to be afraid of here!
Oct 7 End Date

Starry Sky Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the beauty of our trails as the sun goes down.
Oct 7 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Eisenhower State Park
"I have loved the stars too fondly to be afraid of the night." Poet Sarah Williams
Oct 8 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Beach hike and storytelling adventure.
Oct 8 End Date

International Observe the Moon Night

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for an evening of moon-gazing and star-finding.
Oct 8 End Date

Afloat in the Stars; Stargazing in San Solomon Springs

Balmorhea State Park
Float in the springs and stargaze after dark.
Oct 15 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Beach hike and storytelling adventure.
Oct 15 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Oct 16 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!
Oct 22 End Date

North Texas Skywatch Star Party

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright . . .” in our Texas State Park!
Oct 22 End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Oct 29 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Beach hike and storytelling adventure.
Oct 29 End Date

SPOOKY SKYFEST

Garner State Park
Are you afraid of the dark??? Join us on a moonless night for some dark-sky viewing and hear haunting tales of the Frio Canyon... if you dare!

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