Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

September 2019

Sep 19
8:00p
End Date

The Sky is Full of Treasure

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
X doesn't mark the spot, but thar be treasure in these here skies!
Sep 21
3:00p
End Date

The Big Clock: Daytime Sky

Tyler State Park
Discover the Big Clock in the Sky!
Sep 21
7:30p
End Date

The Big Clock: Planets and Constellations

Tyler State Park
Discover the Big Clock in the Sky!
Sep 21
8:00p
End Date

Night Skies

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
The stars at night are big and bright on valley summer nights!
Sep 21
9:30p
End Date

Summer Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park
The stars at night are big and bright!
Sep 27
7:30p
End Date

Chasing the Milky Way - A Night Photography Session

Copper Breaks State Park
Join Park Volunteer Chris Emory and a Park Ranger for a fun evening under the stars.
Sep 27
8:00p
End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.
Sep 28
7:00p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join Austin Astronomical Society and get up close and personal with our solar system!
Sep 28
7:00p
End Date

Create a Star Wheel

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Equip yourself to discover the night sky.
Sep 28
7:30p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Blanco State Park
Have you ever been curious as to the stories and names behind our constellations? Come join our Master Naturalists as they tell the stories behind the stars.
Sep 28
7:30p
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.
Sep 28
8:00p
End Date

Star Stories

Lockhart State Park
Discover the constellations that decorate our fall sky and listen to the exciting tales that surround them!
Sep 28
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

South Llano River State Park
Experience the park after dark!
Sep 28
8:30p
End Date

Moonless Myths, Stargazing at MTSP

Mission Tejas State Park
Gaze up in the darkness and hear the stories of the stars…
Sep 28
8:45p
End Date

New Moon Stargazing

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a night of star talks!
Sep 28
9:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come starhop across the summer sky!

October 2019

Oct 5
7:00p
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.
Oct 5
7:15p
End Date

International Observe the Moon Night!

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
View the moon, stars, planets, and more!
Oct 5
7:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Oct 5
7:30p
End Date

Moon Viewing Program

Abilene State Park
International Observe the Moon event
Oct 5
8:00p
End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for a relaxing evening at beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. See the moon and stars through a telescope with Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service.
Oct 12
7:00p
End Date

Starrytelling

Copper Breaks State Park
Come spend a night under the stars!
Oct 12
8:00p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the full moon.
Oct 12
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Fort Parker State Park
Explore the night sky at Fort Parker!
Oct 12
8:30p
End Date

Gaze at the Galaxy

Colorado Bend State Park
Look through a telescope and see what is above us in the night sky.
Oct 17
7:30p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for an exploration of the stories in our stars.
Oct 18
5:00p
End Date

Palo Duro Prairie Palooza!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Become a Texas Time Traveler and see the wonders of the past!
Oct 18
6:00p
End Date

Sun & Stars Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Catch sunset from the top of the Rock and stay up to see some stars!
Oct 19
6:30p
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!
Oct 19
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

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

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.
Oct 25
7:30p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Oct 25
8:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Atlanta State Park
Join us to listen to constellation stories and look through a telescope!
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

Creepy Crawly Halloween Hike

Colorado Bend State Park
Join in the fun for a Halloween Hike. Learn about spiders, bats and stars! There will be some goodies handed out along the trail.
Oct 26
7:00p
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!

November 2019

Nov 2
6:00p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join Austin Astronomical Society and get up close and personal with our solar system!
Nov 2
8:00p
End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for a relaxing evening at beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. See the moon and stars through a telescope with Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service.
Nov 9
7:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Nov 22
7:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Atlanta State Park
Join us to listen to constellation stories and look through a telescope!
Nov 23
6:00p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Nov 23
6:30p
End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.

December 2019

Dec 7
3:00p
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 14
5:00p
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!
Dec 14
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

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

February 2020

Feb 1
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

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

March 2020

Mar 13
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

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

April 2020

Apr 18
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

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