Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

February 2016

Feb 13 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore Bentsen State Park after dark!
Feb 19 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down
Feb 20 End Date

Starry Sky Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the beauty of our trails as the sun goes down.
Feb 20 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore Bentsen State Park after dark!
Feb 21 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!
Feb 27 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore Bentsen State Park after dark!
Feb 27 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Stargazing with the San Antonio Astronomical Association.

March 2016

Mar 5 End Date

Star Seeker Activity

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make your own star chart that you can use to find constellations.
Mar 5 End Date

Astronomy Star Party

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join the Astronomical Society of South East Texas for star party fun.
Mar 5 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
Mar 8 End Date

Night Hike to the Summit

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park Ranger on a Night Hike to the Summit. Learn about the park's History and Mystery as we explore the summit trail.
Mar 11 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.
Mar 12 End Date

The Big Clock: The Sun and the Moon

Tyler State Park
Astronomy in the daytime!
Mar 12 End Date

Night Sky: Planets and Constellations

Tyler State Park
We will look for Jupiter and the seasonal constellations.
Mar 12 End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Astronomy Night at the canyon
Mar 12 End Date

Constellations in the Canyons

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
The stars at night are big and bright....Deep in the heart of the Caprock Canyonlands!
Mar 16 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Why do we only see one side of the moon? What is a constellation? How long does it take light from the sun to reach earth? Answer these questions and more at "Night Sky Activities".
Mar 16 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Enjoy the "Wonders of the Night Sky" at Cooper Lake State Park.
Mar 19 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Mar 26 End Date

Moon Viewing - In the Night Sky

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Take a close up look at our lovely Luna.

April 2016

Apr 9 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
The StarWalk starts at sunset with a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars.

May 2016

May 6 End Date

Enchanted "Rock Star" Party

We're Back with a Star Party. Come join Enchanted Rock Staff and members of the Hill Country Astronomers for a night of Stargazing.
May 6 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.

June 2016

Jun 4 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. The June StarWalk begins around 8:30 p.m.. Sun Fun, solar observing, is at 5:00 p.m.

July 2016

Jul 2 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
The 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, 5:00 p.m. StarWalk 8:30 p.m.
Jul 8 End Date

Enchanted "Rock Star" Party

We're Back with a Star Party. Come join Enchanted Rock Staff and members of the Hill Country Astronomers for a night of Stargazing.

August 2016

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

September 2016

Sep 2 End Date

Enchanted "Rock Star" Party

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.

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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