Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

April 2015

Apr 17 End Date

Trail Ride Benefits HCSNA Partners

Hill Country State Natural Area
Weekend trail riding and auction sponsored by TETRA will benefit Hill Country State Natural. Annual gathering inviting members and non-members to enjoy coming together with your horses to ride, eat, camp and donate or bid at the auction.
Apr 18 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th year, 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, is in the afternoon
Apr 18 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Apr 18 End Date

Party with the Stars!

Garner State Park
Join us for an exciting night of astronomy!
Apr 18 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Let's explore the vast expanse of the night sky together. Telescopes will be on-site or bring your own.
Apr 18 End Date

New 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!
Apr 25 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Night Sky Party!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a night under the stars.
Apr 25 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope.
Apr 25 End Date

Star Stories

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the stars and constellations visible above East Texas.

May 2015

May 16 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th 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 one of four Texas International Dark Sky Parks.
May 23 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!
May 23 End Date

Stars over our parks!

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

June 2015

Jun 13 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four International Dark Sky Parks in Texas.
Jun 19 End Date

Enchanted "Rock Star" Party

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join the Hill Country Astronomers (HCA) for a special night of stargazing at one of the few International Dark Sky Association recognized parks. As the sun sets, the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter will be aligned, and the moon will cast a shadow across Jupiter's face, also known as a Shadow Transit. The sun sets at 8:40 pm and participants will need to be in attendance by 8:00 pm as we will have a minimal amount of parking after the sun sets. Please refrain from bringing "white light" flashlights as they will disrupt "night vision". Bring lights equipped with a red filter.

July 2015

Jul 18 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
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

August 2015

Aug 15 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
in its 19th 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.

September 2015

Sep 26 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 19th 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 State Park is an International Dark Sky Park. The 'super moon' will be the focus of this month's program

October 2015

Oct 17 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 19th 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 one of four International Dark Sky parks in Texas.

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