Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

May 2019

May 24 End Date

Starrytelling

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Take a closer look at the night sky!
May 25 End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR MAY 25. 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.
May 25 End Date

The Real Stars of Hill Country State Natural Area

Hill Country State Natural Area
No red carpet needed to observe these stars!
May 25 End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join Austin Astronomical Society and get up close and personal with our solar system!
May 25 End Date

Stargazing

Pedernales Falls State Park
The stars at night are big and bright!
May 25 End Date

Caprock Canyons Star Party

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
This event has been canceled due to forecasted cloudy conditions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

June 2019

Jun 1 End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Jun 1 End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Jun 1 End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.
Jun 2 End Date

New Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Especially kid-friendly, there's nothing to be afraid of here!
Jun 8 End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR MAY 25. 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.
Jun 8 End Date

Marvel at the Moon

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Take a closer look at our nearest celestial neighbor!
Jun 8 End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jun 8 End Date

Star Party

Fort Parker State Park
Explore the night sky at Fort Parker!
Jun 8 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!
Jun 8 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 8 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.
Jun 15 End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Jun 16 End Date

Full Moon Party

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs, bats and more!
Jun 17 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the Full Moon.
Jun 21 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!
Jun 22 End Date

Night Sky Program

Lake Colorado City State Park
Party with the Stars at Lake Colorado City State Park?
Jun 29 End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Jun 29 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for an exploration of the stories in our stars.
Jun 29 End Date

Star Party

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join the Amarillo Astronomy Club astronomers on a trip across the universe!

July 2019

Jul 4 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)
Jul 4 End Date

Stars & Nights Forever

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Celebrate Independence Day with nature's naturally star-spangled banner!
Jul 4 End Date

Stars and Stripes Stargazing

Pedernales Falls State Park
Explore the natural stars and stripes as we celebrate Independence Day!
Jul 5 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.
Jul 5 End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.
Jul 6 End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR MAY 25. 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.
Jul 6 End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join Austin Astronomical Society and get up close and personal with our solar system!
Jul 6 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.
Jul 6 End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Jul 6 End Date

Summer Constellations

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Discover how humans look up to survive!
Jul 13 End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Jul 16 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the Full Moon.
Jul 27 End Date

Stars of Garner State Park

Garner State Park
Head for the hills to observe the night sky with the San Antonio Astronomical Association!
Jul 27 End Date

Summer Constellations

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Discover how humans look up to survive!

August 2019

Aug 1 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)
Aug 3 End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Aug 10 End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Aug 10 End Date

Perseids Meteor Shower 2019

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Come check out one of the brighter meteor showers of the year for 2019!
Aug 10 End Date

Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing and shooting stars!
Aug 15 End Date

Full Moon Hike

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

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR MAY 25. 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.
Aug 30 End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.
Aug 31 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 31 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for an exploration of the stories in our stars.

September 2019

Sep 7 End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Sep 14 End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR MAY 25. 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.
Sep 28 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 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 2019

Oct 5 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 5 End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Oct 5 End Date

Moon Viewing Program

Abilene State Park
International Observe the Moon event
Oct 5 End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR MAY 25. 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 19 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!

November 2019

Nov 2 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 End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Nov 2 End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR MAY 25. 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.

December 2019

Dec 14 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!