Stargazing

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

January 2015

January 29 End Date
Star Party! -- 7:00 pm
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Check out the almost-full moon, do some astronomy activities, and look at planets through a telescope!
January 30 End Date
Night Hike
Cedar Hill State Park
Explore Cedar Hill State Park at night!
January 30 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
January 31 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!

February 2015

February 6 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
February 7 End Date
Night Sky Party
Inks Lake State Park
Take this opportunity to see stars, planets, and galaxies with some high tech equipment!
February 13 End Date
Stars over our parks
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Ditch those big city lights, and come see the natural lights in the sky!
February 14 End Date
Night skies during the day!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come unlock a mystery or two about the night sky!
February 14 End Date
STARGAZING
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
February 20 End Date
February's New Year, New Moon Stargazing
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join TPWD staff and the Sun City Astronomers for a night of dark skies, bright stars, and mythological storytelling!
February 21 End Date
Enchanted "Rock Star" Festival
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area has been designated by the International Dark Sky Association as a Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park. To celebrate the efforts made by staff and volunteers to earn that special status, we will be holding an all-day event for the public.
February 21 End Date
Courtyard Stargazing
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Spend the evening looking at the stars!
February 21 End Date
Star Party in the Valley
Dinosaur Valley State Park
February 21 End Date
Big Bend Ranch State Park 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 night skies and stay over to experience and enjoy this remote and magnificently scenic park to its fullest.
February 28 End Date
Bat and Owl Prowl Under the Moon
Inks Lake State Park
A special hike as we watch for bats and owls under a first quarter moon!

March 2015

March 14 End Date
Explore the Night Sky
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join the San Antonio Astronomical Association for a star-filled evening of discovery!
March 14 End Date
Stargazing
Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope.

April 2015

April 18 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th year, 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, is in the afternoon

May 2015

May 16 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 Texas International Dark Sky Parks.

June 2015

June 13 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. Copper Breaks is one of four International Dark Sky Parks in Texas.

July 2015

July 18 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. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park

August 2015

August 15 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
in its 19th 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

September 2015

September 26 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
In its 19th 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

October 2015

October 17 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
In its 19th 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.

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