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Stargazing 101

9:00p to 10:15p
Fri, August 19, 2022
Jessica DeBoer
(830) 685-3636 x804

Join a Park Ranger as we learn about the importance of dark skies while learning to navigate the stars above.

From finding constellations to specific stars. From myths and legends about these celestial beings to scientific facts and figures. We’ll spend our time looking and learning.

As an International Dark Sky Park, Enchanted Rock boasts some of the darkest skies in this part of Texas, which means the stars at night ARE big and bright deep in the heart of Texas. We will be bare eye stargazing. Feel free to bring your own telescope or camera.

'Gazing Location Lower Parking Lot (1st parking lot past HQ). There is no hiking as part of this program. Limited Parking parking available in Lower Lot; additional parking available be in the Summit Parking Lot. Let us know if you need any special accommodations!

Bring 

  • Lawn chair or stargazing blanket (optional)
  • Dress for the weather
  • Flashlight (preferably with a red lens; mainly for walk back to vehicle/campsite)

Please no flashlights or cell phones during this event (it can take 20-30 minutes for our eyes to adjust from bright light to darkness). Red-tinted lights are permitted.

Entrance fees: $8/adult; children 12 and under are free; no additional fees for park programs. Entry is free with a Texas State Parks Pass. Registration is not required to attend this hike. All are welcome!

IMPORTANT: The office closes at 4:30PM, you will either want to purchase your entrance permit online in advance (https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/) or bring along cash to use the Self-pay Station. The latest available entrance permit is 4-8PM - all visitors must be in the park prior to 8:30PM when the entrance gate closes.

Check for additional stargazing dates on the park events page and/or below.

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