Calendar of Events

Stargazing

Texas Parks & Wildlife is working to improve night skies in our state parks through the Dark Skies Program.

February 2020

Feb 29
3:00p
End Date

Explore the Day Sky: The Sun and the Moon

Tyler State Park
Discover the Big Clock in the Sky!
Feb 29
4:00p
End Date

Phases of the Moon

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the different phases of the moon and why the moon appears to disappear and reappear each month.
Feb 29
4:45p
End Date

Create Your Own Planisphere!

Lake Livingston State Park
Create your own planisphere, which is a map of the night sky that you can adjust for any date and time!
Feb 29
6:30p
End Date

Explore the Night Sky: The Moon and Constellations

Tyler State Park
Discover the Big Clock in the Sky!
Feb 29
7:00p
End Date

Winter Constellation Tour

Mustang Island State Park
Spanish and French explorers navigated by observing the stars. Peer through one of our telescopes and travel to the time before GPS
Feb 29
8:00p
End Date

Star Stories: Stargazing at the Park!

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the stars and constellations visible above East Texas.

March 2020

Mar 6
7:00p
End Date

Starytelling

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Take a closer look at the night sky!
Mar 7
6:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Mar 9
8:00p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Feb 9 - EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the full moon.
Mar 10
7:30p
End Date

Honey Creek Night Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Come hike Honey Creek at night!
Mar 12
8:00p
End Date

Stargazing the Texas Night Sky

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright …” Learn more about one of Texas’ best natural resources – the night sky.
Mar 13
6:30p
End Date

Star Party

San Angelo State Park
Join the Angelo Astronomers for a tour of the Sun and Stars.
Mar 13
6:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Garner State Park
Enjoy a night under the stars on this easy guided hike!
Mar 13
9:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Atlanta State Park
Join us to listen to constellation stories and look through a telescope!
Mar 13
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Mar 14
10:00a
End Date

Nature Photography

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn to take pictures like a pro!
Mar 14
7:30p
End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us for a night of stargazing!
Mar 14
7:30p
End Date

See the Moon and Stars by Telescope

Lake Whitney State Park
Join Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service, in beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. He will provide star maps and lots of information about what you can see in our night sky.
Mar 14
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Mar 14
8:00p
End Date

Winter Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park
The last Constellation viewing of winter!
Mar 19
8:00p
End Date

Stargazing the Texas Night Sky

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright …” Learn more about one of Texas’ best natural resources – the night sky.
Mar 20
6:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Garner State Park
Enjoy a night under the stars on this easy guided hike!
Mar 21
5:00p
End Date

Create a Star Wheel

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Equip yourself to discover the night sky.
Mar 21
8:00p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
Mar 21
8:00p
End Date

Starrytelling

Copper Breaks State Park
Come spend a night under the stars!
Mar 21
8:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Starhop across the winter sky.
Mar 21
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Fort Parker State Park
Explore the night sky at Fort Parker!
Mar 21
8:30p
End Date

Starry Night Constellation Talk

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
The Stars at night are big and bright....
Mar 27
6:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Garner State Park
Enjoy a night under the stars on this easy guided hike!
Mar 28
7:30p
End Date

Star Party

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join the Austin Astronomical Society in viewing stars, planets and galaxies through dozens of different telescopes!
Mar 28
8:30p
End Date

Constellations in the Canyons

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
The stars at night, are big and bright....Deep in the heart of the Texas Panhandle!
Mar 28
8:30p
End Date

Spring Stargazing

Lockhart State Park
Discover the wonders of the Spring Sky in this special stargazing event!
Mar 28
8:30p
End Date

Stargazing the Texas Night Sky

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright …” Learn more about one of Texas’ best natural resources – the night sky.

April 2020

Apr 4
6:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Apr 11
7:30p
End Date

See the Moon and Stars by Telescope

Lake Whitney State Park
Join Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service, in beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. He will provide star maps and lots of information about what you can see in our night sky.
Apr 18
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Apr 25
7:30p
End Date

Star Party

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join the Austin Astronomical Society in viewing stars, planets and galaxies through dozens of different telescopes!
Apr 25
8:00p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger & volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.

May 2020

May 2
6:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
May 23
8:30p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
May 23
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
May 30
6:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
May 30
7:30p
End Date

See the Moon and Stars by Telescope

Lake Whitney State Park
Join Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service, in beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. He will provide star maps and lots of information about what you can see in our night sky.

June 2020

Jun 5
8:00p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Feb 9 - EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the full moon.
Jun 13
7:30p
End Date

See the Moon and Stars by Telescope

Lake Whitney State Park
Join Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service, in beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. He will provide star maps and lots of information about what you can see in our night sky.
Jun 20
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Jun 20
9:00p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a Park Ranger & Volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
Jun 27
6:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!

July 2020

Jul 4
7:30p
End Date

See the Moon and Stars by Telescope

Lake Whitney State Park
Join Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service, in beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. He will provide star maps and lots of information about what you can see in our night sky.
Jul 18
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Jul 18
9:00p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a Park Ranger & Volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.

August 2020

Aug 15
8:30p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a Park Ranger & Volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
Aug 15
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Aug 22
7:30p
End Date

See the Moon and Stars by Telescope

Lake Whitney State Park
Join Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service, in beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. He will provide star maps and lots of information about what you can see in our night sky.

September 2020

Sep 11
7:30p
End Date

See the Moon and Stars by Telescope

Lake Whitney State Park
Join Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service, in beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. He will provide star maps and lots of information about what you can see in our night sky.
Sep 12
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Sep 19
7:30p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a Park Ranger & Volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.

October 2020

Oct 10
7:30p
End Date

See the Moon and Stars by Telescope

Lake Whitney State Park
Join Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service, in beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. He will provide star maps and lots of information about what you can see in our night sky.
Oct 17
7:00p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a Park Ranger & Volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
Oct 17
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!