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Stories in our Stars

9:00p to 10:15p
Sat, August 27, 2022
Jessica DeBoer
(830) 685-3636, x804

Join a Park Ranger for an exploration of the stories in our stars.

Come out to the park for a (hopefully) unobstructed view of the heavens. We'll talk about light pollution and our shared heritage in the stars along with hearing some of the stories behind the best-known constellations!

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 8PM when the entrance gate closes.

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

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