Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

July 2017

Jul 27 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!
Jul 28 End Date

See the Sun!

Inks Lake State Park
Safely view the sun and learn about the upcoming eclipse!
Jul 28 End Date

Marvel at the Moon

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Take a closer look at our moon!
Jul 29 End Date

Daytime Astronomy

Mother Neff State Park
The night time isn't the only time to look up to the sky.
Jul 29 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Are you ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse? (Aug. 21st)
Jul 29 End Date

Explore the Day Sky: The Sun and the Moon

Tyler State Park
Discover the Big Clock in the Sky!
Jul 29 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us and the San Antonio Astronomical Association for an evening of stargazing fun
Jul 29 End Date

Starry Sky Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the beauty of our trails as the sun goes down.
Jul 29 End Date

Explore the Night Sky: The Moon and the Stars

Tyler State Park
Look to the Skies!
Jul 29 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park

August 2017

Aug 4 End Date

See the Sun!

Inks Lake State Park
Safely view the sun and learn about the upcoming eclipse!
Aug 4 End Date

Full and New Moon Parties

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs and more!
Aug 4 End Date

Starry Sky Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the beauty of our trails as the sun goes down.
Aug 5 End Date

Fun in the Sun

Village Creek State Park
On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States will see nature's most wondrous spectacle — an eclipse of the Sun. This event won’t be visible from Texas but you can still have fun learning more about our closest star while you make your very own sun-print to take home as a souvenir.
Aug 5 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Are you ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse? (Aug. 21st)
Aug 5 End Date

Celebrate the Sun!

Inks Lake State Park
Safely see the sun with us and make an Eclipse Viewer for August 21st!
Aug 5 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the park by the light of a full moon!
Aug 5 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down
Aug 12 End Date

The Spectacular Sun (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Look at the sun safely through a telescope!
Aug 12 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Are you ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse? (Aug. 21st)
Aug 12 End Date

2nd Annual Enchanted Rock Star Festival

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Come see the Perseid Meteor Shower in an International Dark Sky Association Dark Sky park, and learn from and enjoy our unique presentations.
Aug 12 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Come out and enjoy our night sky presentation with telescope viewing. Double check these events, as the dates have changed.
Aug 12 End Date

Starwalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Join volunteers to learn about various astronomical objects, including galaxies, star clusters and nebulae. You'll be able to view the night sky with telescopes and binoculars.
Aug 12 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Aug 12 End Date

Star Stories - Perseid Meteor Shower

Lockhart State Park
Discover the constellations that decorate our summer sky, and listen to their stories while you watch for meteors!
Aug 12 End Date

Meteor Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Hike with a ranger during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.
Aug 18 End Date

Full and New Moon Parties

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs and more!
Aug 19 End Date

Solar Viewing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Safely view the sun through a telescope
Aug 19 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Are you ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse? (Aug. 21st)
Aug 19 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Aug 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
Aug 19 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
Aug 19 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.
Aug 21 End Date

Partial Solar Eclipse

Mother Neff State Park
The Great American Eclipse is here!
Aug 21 End Date

It’s A Solar Celebration!

Lockhart State Park
Come out and learn more about the solar eclipse that has everyone fired up! Peak eclipse time will be 1:10pm, so drop in any time between 12-2pm.
Aug 24 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!
Aug 26 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Come enjoy our night sky presentation and telescope viewing.

September 2017

Sep 2 End Date

To the Moon and Beyond...

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Join us for an evening hike followed by star- and moon gazing! "I see the moon like a clipped piece of silver. Like gilded bees the stars cluster round her." -Oscar Wilde
Sep 23 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Sep 23 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.
Sep 28 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!

October 2017

Oct 7 End Date

The Spectacular Sun (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Look at the sun safely through a telescope!
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.
Oct 21 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Oct 26 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!

November 2017

Nov 18 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Nov 23 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!

December 2017

Dec 16 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.