Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

December 2016

Dec 9 End Date

Starry Sky Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the beauty of our trails as the sun goes down.
Dec 9 End Date

Star Stories

Lockhart State Park
Discover the constellations that decorate our winter sky and listen to the exciting tales that surround them!
Dec 10 End Date

Lake Trail Loop Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A nice afternoon hike along our lake trail with views of Stumpy Hollow and more
Dec 13 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the Full Moon.
Dec 14 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs and more!
Dec 17 End Date

Night Skies

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Increase your knowledge or share what you already know about the night sky with others as we view the moon, planets, and star clusters.
Dec 17 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down
Dec 17 End Date

Night Hike with Santa

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us and Santa in a search for nocturnal creatures.
Dec 22 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Stargazing at Hueco Tanks!
Dec 29 End Date

New Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Especially kid-friendly, there's nothing to be afraid of here!
Dec 30 End Date

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Night sky orientation and exploration.
Dec 31 End Date

The Stars and the Moon and Me...

Village Creek State Park
Why does the moon disappear? Where does it go? What are sun spots? Who needs a moon anyway? Come find out about the moon and our closest star at this interactive program for all ages. Make your own planisphere to help you discover the constellations and other night sky objects. Meet at the Nature Center.
Dec 31 End Date

New Year's Eve Stargazing

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Ditch those big city lights, and come see the natural lights in the sky!
Dec 31 End Date

The Amazing Stargazing of 2016

Martin Creek Lake State Park
First Day Stargazing Event

January 2017

Jan 27 End Date

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Night sky orientation and exploration.
Jan 28 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.

February 2017

Feb 24 End Date

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Night sky orientation and exploration.
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.

March 2017

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.

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 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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