Student Research Pages - Stargazing in State Parks
These Texas State Parks offer super chances to see super stars!
Davis Mountains State Park
Camp close to the world-famous McDonald Observatory, home to the amazing Hobby-Eberly telescope!
Big Bend Ranch State Park:
Stay and stargaze in west Texas, the darkest place in the continental U.S. Remember what "continental U.S." means? That's the part of the United States where the states are attached to each other. The continental U.S. includes all the states except Alaska and Hawaii. That equals 48 of our 50 states.
Purtis Creek State Park:
Make a star wheel and learn how to use it at this east Texas park.
Copper Breaks State Park:
North Texas near the Panhandle has dark night skies that make for extra special star staring!
Remember where the Panhandle of Texas is? It's the part of our state that looks like the handle of a pan.
Brazos Bend Park:
See alligators during the day and outer space through the telescopes of George Observatory at night!
... experience the George Observatory at night! (Copyright Houston Museum of Natural Science.)