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 1 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 2 End Date

Night skies, during the day!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come unlock a mystery or two about the night sky!
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 2 End Date

Stars over our Parks

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Ditch the lights of the big city, and see the natural lights in the sky!
Sep 2 End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Check out what’s in the sky with a telescope and ranger!
Sep 3 End Date

Astronomy Star Party

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join the Astronomical Society of South East Texas for star party fun.
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.
Sep 3 End Date

To the Moon and Beyond...

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a evening of family friendly stargazing at Goliad State Park! "I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." -Galileo
Sep 3 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Sep 3 End Date

Replaced by 7-9pm Star Party - Stargazing with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to search for and identify constellations.
Sep 9 End Date

Afloat in the Stars: Stargazing in San Solomon Springs

Balmorhea State Park
Float in the springs and stargaze after dark.
Sep 9 End Date

Star Party

Eisenhower State Park
"I have loved the stars too fondly to be afraid of the night." Poet Sarah Williams
Sep 10 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
What is the night sky all about? Constellations, moon phases, planets? Put some of the pieces together and unlock the mystery of the night.
Sep 10 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.
Sep 10 End Date

Create Your 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!
Sep 10 End Date

Star Party

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover the dark night skies at Caprock Canyons State Park
Sep 10 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association and enjoy the night sky.
Sep 10 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Explore the night sky just like others from millenniums past.
Sep 10 End Date

SEPTEMBER SKYFEST

Garner State Park
Join us for an amazing night of sky viewing!
Sep 10 End Date

Star Stories: Stargazing on the Peninsula

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the stars and constellations visible above East Texas.
Sep 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!
Sep 17 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.
Sep 17 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
Sep 24 End Date

Autumnal Equinox Solar Viewing

Bastrop State Park
View the sun in a safe environment with a Ranger!
Sep 24 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.
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 8 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

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

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Beach hike and storytelling adventure.

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