Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

September 2018

Sep 22 End Date

Hike-in Star Party

Palmetto State Park
1/4 mile night hike to a star viewing area. Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on (something you don't mind carrying down a trail)
Sep 22 End Date

Stargazing with the Austin Astronomical Society

Inks Lake State Park
The skies are alight with stars big and bright!
Sep 22 End Date

Marooned Beneath Moonlight, Moonviewing & the Caddo Creation Myth

Mission Tejas State Park
Come admire the moon and stars in your park’s dark sky, and learn about their connection to the Caddo story of creation.
Sep 23 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the Full Moon.
Sep 24 End Date

"Harvest Moon" Full Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
THIS HIKE REQUIRES REGISTRATION. For thousands of years, humans have relied on the Harvest Moon to guide the timing of their crop harvest. This month you'll have a chance to experience Palo Duro Canyon under the light of this historic moon.
Sep 29 End Date

Night Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a ranger for a stroll under dark skies along the Loop Trail.

October 2018

Oct 6 End Date

Starwalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park volunteer and park ranger that will give a presentation on the night sky.
Oct 6 End Date

South Llano River Star Party

South Llano River State Park
Join the San Antonio Astronomical Society and Park Staff for a night under the stars at South Llano River State Park.
Oct 13 End Date

Star Party

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society in viewing the night sky above the Hill Country!
Oct 13 End Date

Stories Under the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join the San Antonio Astronomical Association and park volunteers for an evening of stargazing starting at sunset in the park’s oversize parking lot.
Oct 20 End Date

Observe the Moon Night

Sea Rim State Park
You are invited to observe and learn about the Moon, and to help us celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest neighbor.
Oct 20 End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Oct 26 End Date

Stories in the Stars (8PM)

Atlanta State Park
Join us to listen to constellation stories and look through a telescope!

November 2018

Nov 2 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Join us to listen to constellation stories and look through a telescope!
Nov 3 End Date

Turn of the Clock-Dark Sky Star Party!

Devils River State Natural Area
Join the San Antonio Astronomical Society and Devils River park staff for an evening of stargazing with variety of telescopes for viewing the night sky.
Nov 3 End Date

North Texas Skywatch Star Party

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright . . .” in our Texas State Park!
Nov 10 End Date

FALLing Skies

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn about our universe with the Austin Astronomical Society!
Nov 17 End Date

Stories Under the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join the San Antonio Astronomical Association and park volunteers for an evening of stargazing starting at sunset in the park’s oversize parking lot.
Nov 24 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the Full Moon.

December 2018

Dec 1 End Date

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Celebrate Christmas with us at Mr. Buck's historic ranch home as we decorate trees, take pictures with Santa, some Christmas tunes on the front porch, hot chocolate, and more!
Dec 13 End Date

The Sky is Falling! Geminids Metoer Shower

Inks Lake State Park
Watch the biggest meteor shower of the year and learn how humans looked up to survive.

January 2019

Jan 1 End Date

First Starlight Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
See the universe on the cusp of a new year!