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Stargazing 101

Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.
7:00p to 8:30p
Sat, February 23, 2019
Jessica DeBoer
(830) 685-3636

Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.

This event has been rolled together with our rescheduled Star Party. There will be telescopes AND stargazing. For star party details, check out the event listing.
From finding constellations to specific stars. From myths and legends about these celestial beings to scientific facts and figures. We’ll spend the evening 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.

Location Lower Parking Lot. There is no hiking as part of this program. Park in the Summit Parking or RV Parking lots.

Bring

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

Entrance fee for the park is $7/person (children 12 and under are free); no additional fee to attend this program. Entry is free with a Texas State Parks Pass. Texas State Parks has gone to a NEW reservation system, without a reservation for day-use, we cannot guarantee entrance for this event.

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.

**This event is weather permitting** check our Facebook page for the most up to date information.

*If you are arriving before or after office hours, you will need to use the Self-pay station. The Self-pay station is located at the front door of the office. Self-pay is cash (exact change), check or Texas State Parks Pass only.