Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

November 2019

Nov 22
6:00p
End Date

Starry Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
If the rainbow ends in riches, where does the Milky Way lead? Navigate the stars and enjoy the dark skies with us.
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
6:30p
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.
Nov 23
6:30p
End Date

Fall Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park
The stars at night are big and bright!
Nov 23
7:00p
End Date

Fall 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.
Nov 24
7:00p
End Date

Starry Eyed & Star-Crossed

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Is our fate written in the stars? Which stars steal the show? Join in on some stellar storytelling of the night sky!
Nov 26
6:00p
End Date

Starrytelling

Copper Breaks State Park
Come spend a night under the stars!
Nov 29
6:00p
End Date

Starry Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
If the rainbow ends in riches, where does the Milky Way lead? Navigate the stars and enjoy the dark skies with us.
Nov 29
6:00p
End Date

Fall Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park
The stars at night are big and bright!
Nov 30
6:00p
End Date

Native Constellations of the Big Bend

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a park ranger for a tour of some of the darkest night skies in the continental United States!

December 2019

Dec 6
6:00p
End Date

Fall Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park
The stars at night are big and bright!
Dec 7
2:00p
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 7
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Dec 14
1:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for our 4th Annual Christmas in the Valley celebration!
Dec 14
5:00p
End Date

4th Annual Enchanted Rock Star Festival

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Celebrate the dark skies over Enchanted Rock!
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
6:00p
End Date

Star of Bethlehem

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
The star of Bethlehem. What was this star? What might it have been?
Dec 14
8:00p
End Date

Gems of the Universe

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
A shooting star? A soaring comet? Observe this beautiful display and learn why space rocks!
Dec 21
6:00p
End Date

Starrytelling

Copper Breaks State Park
Come spend a night under the stars!
Dec 22
5:00p
End Date

Astronomy 101

Pedernales Falls State Park
Learn how to get started stargazing on your own, navigating the sky and choosing the right gear!
Dec 27
6:30p
End Date

Winter Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park
The stars at night are big and bright!
Dec 28
6:30p
End Date

Red Light Stargazing

San Angelo State Park
Come take a guided walk around our galaxy and learn about the many different constellations.

January 2020

Jan 3
5:00p
End Date

Moon in the Afternoon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Test your Lunar knowledge and look at the moon through a telescope!
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!

February 2020

Feb 1
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

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

Starry Night Constellation Talk

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
The Stars at night are big and bright....

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!