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Explore the Night Sky

Enjoy a night of stargazing!

Join us as we host the San Antonio Astronomical Association at Government Canyon State Natural Area to explore the night sky and view the Perseid meteor shower! 8PM-10PM. We’ll also be viewing Saturn and Mercury, as well as exploring and learning about a galaxy of constellations, star clusters, nebula and other celestial wonders. You can also learn the basics of telescope operation. Bring your own telescope or binoculars or enjoy the sights from one of the SAAA’s telescopes. 

Park in Parking Lot A and walk the short distance to Parking Lot C where the telescopes will be set up. Dress for the weather. Bring water, a snack if you like, and your own flashlight with a red lens cover.

Reservations are not required. Open to all ages; participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No pets please. Natural Area entrance fees apply. Program is subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

IMPORTANT INFO:  Since this program begins after hours, be sure to self-register as you enter the Natural Area. Instructions are posted to the right of the Fee Booth. You will need correct change: $6 per adult (13 years or older) or enter your annual Texas State Parks pass number on the appropriate line of the self-pay envelope.