Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

July 2017

Jul 1 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Are you ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse? (Aug.21st)
Jul 1 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Come out and enjoy our night sky presentation with telescope viewing. Double check these events, as the dates have changed.
Jul 1 End Date

Twilight Paddle

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the lake from on the water once the sun goes down and the stars come out.
Jul 4 End Date

Twilight Paddle

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the lake from on the water once the sun goes down and the stars come out.
Jul 7 End Date

Full and New Moon Parties

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs and more!
Jul 7 End Date

Marvel at the Moon

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Take a closer look at our moon!
Jul 8 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Are you ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse? (Aug.21st)
Jul 8 End Date

Marvel at the Moon

Lockhart State Park
Take a closer look at our moon!
Jul 8 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the park by the light of a full moon!
Jul 8 End Date

Night Sky Party *CANCELLED JUNE 24TH DUE TO CLOUD COVERAGE**

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down
Jul 15 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Are you ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse? (Aug.21st)
Jul 21 End Date

Full and New Moon Parties

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs and more!
Jul 22 End Date

Solar Viewing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Safely view the Sun through a telescope.
Jul 22 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Are you ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse? (Aug.21st)
Jul 22 End Date

Starwalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Join volunteers to learn about various astronomical objects, including galaxies, star clusters and nebulae. You'll be able to view the night sky with telescopes and binoculars.
Jul 22 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Come enjoy our night sky presentation and telescope viewing.
Jul 22 End Date

Night Sky Party *CANCELLED JUNE 24TH DUE TO CLOUD COVERAGE**

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down
Jul 22 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
Jul 22 End Date

Stargazing the Texas Night Sky

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright …” Learn more about one of Texas’ best natural resources – the night sky.
Jul 27 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!
Jul 28 End Date

Marvel at the Moon

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Take a closer look at our moon!
Jul 29 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Are you ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse? (Aug.21st)

August 2017

Aug 4 End Date

Full and New Moon Parties

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs and more!
Aug 5 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Are you ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse? (Aug.21st)
Aug 12 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Are you ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse? (Aug.21st)
Aug 12 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Come out and enjoy our night sky presentation with telescope viewing. Double check these events, as the dates have changed.
Aug 12 End Date

Starwalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Join volunteers to learn about various astronomical objects, including galaxies, star clusters and nebulae. You'll be able to view the night sky with telescopes and binoculars.
Aug 12 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Aug 18 End Date

Full and New Moon Parties

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs and more!
Aug 19 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Are you ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse? (Aug.21st)
Aug 19 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Aug 24 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!
Aug 26 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Come enjoy our night sky presentation and telescope viewing.

September 2017

Sep 23 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Sep 28 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!

October 2017

Oct 14 End Date

Star Party

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park
Come out and enjoy the beautiful dark night-time skies of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park. Members of the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society host this free event.
Oct 21 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Oct 26 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!

November 2017

Nov 18 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Nov 23 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!

December 2017

Dec 16 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.