Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

January 2020

Jan 18
5:30p
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!
Jan 18
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
Jan 23
7:00p
End Date

New Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A two-hour hike at night, led by knowledgeable rangers. You've seen the park in the daytime, now see it at night!
Jan 24
6:30p
End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.
Jan 24
6:30p
End Date

Starrytelling

Copper Breaks State Park
Come spend a night under the stars!
Jan 25
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.
Jan 25
4:00p
End Date

Create a Star Wheel

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Equip yourself to discover the night sky.
Jan 25
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!
Jan 25
6:00p
End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
See the creatures that creep, crawl, and call in the night!
Jan 25
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
Jan 25
7:00p
End Date

Fall Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park
The stars at night are big and bright!
Jan 25
7:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Starhop across the winter sky.
Jan 25
7:30p
End Date

Winter Stargazing

Lockhart State Park
Discover the wonders of the Winter Sky in this special stargazing event!
Jan 25
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join the Amarillo Astronomy Club astronomers on a trip across the universe!
Jan 25
8:00p
End Date

Star Stories: Stargazing on the Peninsula

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

February 2020

Feb 1
5:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Feb 1
7:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a 1,000-yard walk through a scale model of the solar system.
Feb 1
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Feb 1
8:00p
End Date

Gaze at the Galaxy

Colorado Bend State Park
View the first quarter moon through a telescope.
Feb 8
6:30p
End Date

Almost Full Moon Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike under the light of the moon!
Feb 9
8:00p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the full moon.
Feb 14
7:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for an exploration of the stories in our stars.
Feb 14
8:00p
End Date

Gaze at the Galaxy

Colorado Bend State Park
View the shadows of the moon through a telescope.
Feb 15
5:30p
End Date

Star Party

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Feb 15
6:00p
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!
Feb 22
7:00p
End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.
Feb 22
7:00p
End Date

Starrytelling

Copper Breaks State Park
Come spend a night under the stars!
Feb 22
7:30p
End Date

Starry Night Constellation Talk

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

Explore the Night Sky: The Moon and Constellations

Tyler State Park
Discover the Big Clock in the Sky!

March 2020

Mar 7
5:30p
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
Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the full moon.
Mar 13
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Mar 14
7:30p
End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us for a night of stargazing!
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!

April 2020

Apr 4
5:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Apr 18
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
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
5:30p
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 & 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
5:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!

June 2020

Jun 5
8:00p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the full moon.
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
5:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!

July 2020

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!

September 2020

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 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!