Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

May 2015

May 30 End Date

Night Sky Party

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

June 2015

Jun 6 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope.
Jun 6 End Date

Stargazing

Purtis Creek State Park
Come and learn about viewing the night sky.
Jun 13 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
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 13 End Date

Stargazing

Lockhart State Park
Discover the wonders of the night sky!
Jun 13 End Date

Night Sky Viewing over the Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 13 End Date

Stargazing in the Park

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Lost Maples is having a stargazing with the help of the San Antonio Astronomy Club on June 13, 2015. We will have multiple telescopes and dark skies to help see the wonders of the night sky.
Jun 17 End Date

New Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A two-hour hike at night, led by knowledgeable rangers. You've seen the park in the daytime, now see it at night!
Jun 19 End Date

Trail Ride Benefits HCSNA Partners

Hill Country State Natural Area
TETRA Texas Equestrian Trail Ride Association is hosting a weekend of riding, camping and cooking at Chapa's Group Area. A benefit silent auction and a star party are additional fun activities for Saturday evening
Jun 19 End Date

“Melodies Under the Milky Way” – Concert & Star Party!

El Paso, TX - Tom Mays Unit
The Ophiuchid Meteor Shower is expected to be at its peak tonight, so join the park for a fun stargazing event and music concert while we search the skies for meteors!
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.
Jun 19 End Date

Big Bend Ranch State Park “Big Starry Nights” Star Party

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Here at Big Bend Ranch State Park we have some of the darkest of Dark Skies, which makes for spectacularly clear viewing of the night skies. So come tour our “Big Starry Nights” and stay over to experience and enjoy this remote and magnificently scenic park to its fullest.
Jun 20 End Date

Stargazing in the Hill Country

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join us for stargazing with astronomers from the San Antonio Astronomical Association sharing a peek at the night sky through their telescopes.

July 2015

Jul 11 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Jul 18 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
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 14 End Date

Big Bend Ranch State Park “Big Starry Nights” Star Party

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Here at Big Bend Ranch State Park we have some of the darkest of Dark Skies, which makes for spectacularly clear viewing of the night skies. So come tour our “Big Starry Nights” and stay over to experience and enjoy this remote and magnificently scenic park to its fullest.
Aug 15 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 an International Dark Sky Park.
Aug 22 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Aug 22 End Date

Stargazing

Purtis Creek State Park
Come and learn about viewing the night sky.

September 2015

Sep 11 End Date

Big Bend Ranch State Park “Big Starry Nights” Star Party

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Here at Big Bend Ranch State Park we have some of the darkest of Dark Skies, which makes for spectacularly clear viewing of the night skies. So come tour our “Big Starry Nights” and stay over to experience and enjoy this remote and magnificently scenic park to its fullest.
Sep 19 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Sep 26 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 State Park is an International Dark Sky Park. The 'super moon' will be the focus of this month's program

October 2015

Oct 10 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Oct 17 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 International Dark Sky parks in Texas.

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