Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

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 7 End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
Get away from the city lights and enjoy the star-filled sky over the state park.
May 7 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. Sun Fun, solar viewing, at 5:00 p.m. StarWalk at 8:00 p.m.
May 7 End Date

Night Sky Program

Lake Whitney State Park
Spend the evening exploring the night skies by telescope. A retired National Park Service astronomer will be identifying stars, nebulas and galaxies. Young, as well as old, will find the evening filled with interesting and fun facts about our universe!
May 7 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!
May 14 End Date

Solar Viewing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Safely view the sun through a telescope
May 14 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join Ranger Craig and members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association for an evening of stargazing.
May 14 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
May 14 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 21 End Date

Blue Moon Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for this "Once in a Blue Moon" hike.
May 21 End Date

Once in a Blue Moon - Lunar Viewing

Buescher State Park
Meet Ranger Kristen and her telescope on the shores of Lake Buescher to get an up close view of the Blue Moon!
May 21 End Date

Moon Viewing - In the Night Sky

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Take a close up look at our lovely Luna.
May 28 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
We will talk about constellations, moon phases, and viewing helps. Make a sky wheel you can take with you and use wherever you go.
May 28 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come be amazed at the vast expanse of the galaxy we live in.
May 28 End Date

Constellations in the Canyons

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Star gazing with telescopes underneath one of the darkest night skies in Texas!

June 2016

Jun 4 End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
Get away from the city lights and enjoy the star-filled sky over the state park.
Jun 4 End Date

Night Sky Program

Lake Whitney State Park
Spend the evening exploring the night skies by telescope. A retired National Park Service astronomer will be identifying stars, nebulas and galaxies. Young, as well as old, will find the evening filled with interesting and fun facts about our universe!
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.
Jun 4 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 June 04, 2016. We will have multiple telescopes and dark skies to help see the wonders of the night sky.
Jun 11 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 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.

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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