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 24 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.
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

Devil's Sinkhole SNA Night Sky/Bat Flight Program

Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area
Join us for a combination night sky and bat flight program on the last Saturday of July.
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

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come stargaze with us!
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 5 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Stargazing at Hueco Tanks on August 5th!
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 11 End Date

Hueco Tanks Stargazing Party

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Stargazing at Hueco Tanks on August 11th!
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!
Aug 25 End Date

Hueco Tanks Star Talk

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Stargazing at Hueco Tanks on August 25th!
Aug 27 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for some 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.
Sep 3 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Sep 17 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
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.

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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