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Stargazing

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

August 2015

Aug 6 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 7 End Date

Night Sky Hike

Galveston Island State Park
It's a star party...and you're invited!
Aug 8 End Date

Night Sky: Daytime Activities

Tyler State Park
Get ready for night time sky viewing!
Aug 8 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.
Aug 8 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 8 End Date
Aug 8 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Aug 14 End Date

Night Sky Hike

Galveston Island State Park
It's a star party...and you're invited!
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

Sungazing

Lake Livingston State Park
View the Sun safely through a telescope!
Aug 15 End Date

The Stars of Garner State Park

Garner State Park
Join us for an exciting night of astronomy!
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 15 End Date

Stargazing - Perseid Meteor Shower

Lockhart State Park
Discover the wonders of the perseid meteor shower in this special stargazing event!
Aug 15 End Date

Star Stories: Stargazing on the Peninsula

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the stars and constellations visible above East Texas.
Aug 21 End Date

Night Sky Hike

Galveston Island State Park
It's a star party...and you're invited!
Aug 22 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come and learn about the moon, constellations, and tools that can help you view them. Make a sky wheel to take with you.
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

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us to look at planets and stars in our solar system.
Aug 22 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Aug 22 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 22 End Date

Stargazing

Purtis Creek State Park
Come and learn about viewing the night sky.
Aug 28 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Live by the sun, love by the moon!
Aug 29 End Date

Moon Viewing - In the Night Sky

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Take a close up look at our lovely Luna.
Aug 29 End Date

Night Sky Party

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

September 2015

Sep 5 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Sep 11 End Date

Enchanted "Rock Star" Party

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
It's Back! After an abnormally wet and unpredictable spring and summer, we are hosting another Star Party and keeping our fingers crossed that the skies are clear with cooler and drier weather. Come join us for a night under the stars
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 12 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 19 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Sep 25 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Live by the sun, love by the moon!
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
Sep 26 End Date

Moon Viewing - In the Night Sky

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

October 2015

Oct 10 End Date

Palo Pinto Mountains Star Party

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, 2 miles west of Strawn, TX
Explore the dark skies of night-time Texas at a stargazing party in our wonderful state park!
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.
Oct 23 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Live by the sun, love by the moon!

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