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Self-guided Stargazing - Ursid Meteor Shower

8:00p Fri, December 22, 2023 to 6:30a Sat, December 23, 2023
Alicia O'Connor
(903) 945-5256

Take advantage of our dark park and watch for the Ursid Meteor Shower.

Stop by Headquarters and pick up your self-guided tour map of the stars. Information will be provided to find the Ursid Meteor Shower. The shower will peak 8 p.m. Friday, December 22, - 6:30 a.m. Saturday, December 23. 

How to See the Ursids: You don't need any special equipment or a lot of skills to view a meteor shower. 
However, your eyes may take 15 to 20 minutes to get used to the dark.
Dress for the weather, and make sure you are comfortable, especially if you plan to stay out long. Bring a blanket or a comfortable chair with you—meteor watching can be a waiting game.
Once you have found your viewing spot, lie down on the ground and look up in the direction of the radiant. Use our Meteor Shower Sky Map.

Cost: Park programs are open to the public and free with park entrance fee ($5 per persons ages 13 and up; children 12 and under are always free! Park entry free with Texas State Park Pass). No need to register -- just show up!

*Events and programs are subject to cancellation due to weather, if cancelled an update will be made to this posting. Please contact park staff for more information and the latest updates.