Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

February 2017

Feb 23 End Date

Stargazing on Skyline Drive

Davis Mountains State Park
Bring a chair, flashlights, and your love for dark skies to the CCC rock lookout at the very end of Skyline Drive. You'll learn about the constellations, how to find planets, and so much more! Please arrive a few minutes early to park and walk to the program site. Weather permitting. Dress warmly!
Feb 23 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A chilly tour of the stars visible above Hueco Tanks this January night.
Feb 24 End Date

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Night sky orientation and exploration.
Feb 25 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 25 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for some stargazing and storytelling.
Feb 25 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Stargazing at Lost Maples with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA). Learn about Dark Sky and how to save the starry nights from light pollution.
Feb 26 End Date

New Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Especially kid-friendly, there's nothing to be afraid of here!

March 2017

Mar 4 End Date

Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come take a closer look at the night sky!
Mar 11 End Date

Get Lost!

Mustang Island State Park
Visit us at sunset for a look at how the early Spanish and French explorers navigated the unknown waters of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Following will be a constellation tour to discover why ancient cultures named the constellations.
Mar 15 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 Texas Panhandle!
Mar 18 End Date

Get Lost!

Mustang Island State Park
Visit us at sunset for a look at how the early Spanish and French explorers navigated the unknown waters of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Following will be a constellation tour to discover why ancient cultures named the constellations.
Mar 18 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Mar 25 End Date

Star Party - 8:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Mar 25 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Stargazing at Lost Maples with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA). Learn about Dark Sky and how to save the starry nights from light pollution.
Mar 31 End Date

TETRA Benefit Trail Ride Weekend

Hill Country State Natural Area
Come ride your horse with people who care! This weekend will benefit the HCSNA's friends group "SNAP".

April 2017

Apr 22 End Date

Star Party

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park
Come out and enjoy the beautiful dark night-time skies of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park. Members of the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society host this free event.
Apr 22 End Date

Astronomy Star Party

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join the Astronomical Society of South East Texas for star party fun.
Apr 29 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Stargazing at Lost Maples with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA). Learn about Dark Sky and how to save the starry nights from light pollution.

October 2017

Oct 14 End Date

Star Party

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park
Come out and enjoy the beautiful dark night-time skies of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park. Members of the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society host this free event.

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