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The Sky is Full of Treasure

8:00p to 9:30p
Thu, September 19, 2019
Jessica DeBoer
(830) 685-3636

CANCELLED - :( Unfortunately, it looks like rain tomorrow. Fortunately, we could use it. :)

Ahoy, mateys! Join us in celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day by following the map to find treasure in the sky. Learn how pirates of yore would have depended on the sun, moon and stars to find their way above the briny deep. Then move forward to the present day and what we are still discovering, hidden beneath the stars that fill the skies like sand!

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.

Schedule
8:00-8:30PM - argh eyes adjust and we talk about 'night vision' (talk about dark skies!)
8:30-9:15PM - start navigating our way through the stars (starrrrrrgazing!)
9:15-10:00PM - enjoy the sea of starrrrs on your own.

Bring

  • Lawn chair
  • 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.

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 extremely weather dependent** check our Facebook page for the most up to date information.

Texas State Parks has a NEW reservation system. While we do not require reservations for any events at this time, without a day-use reservation, we cannot guarantee entrance into the park to attend this event. Day pass reservations can be made online up to 30 days in advance.