Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

July 2018

Jul 27 End Date

Solar Viewing

McKinney Falls State Park
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to "touch" the Sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star's surface. Launch is slated for this summer!
Jul 27 End Date

Full and New Moon Parties

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs, bats and more!
Jul 27 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike along the Loop Trail under the light of the full moon.
Jul 27 End Date

REGISTRATION CLOSED - Full Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. All spots for the hike have been claimed. Please check back next month for future full moon hikes. Join park staff for a very special night in Palo Duro Canyon. The moon will be full, and the planet Mars will be closer to Earth than it has been in the last 15 years!
Jul 28 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Daytime star gazing activities!
Jul 28 End Date

Starry Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join the park ranger on this short walk to view the stars!

August 2018

Aug 3 End Date

Solar Viewing

McKinney Falls State Park
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to "touch" the Sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star's surface. Launch is slated for this summer!
Aug 4 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Daytime star gazing activities!
Aug 4 End Date

Starwalk

Copper Breaks State Park
We will get a close encounter with the mass of stars, constellations and other objects in the night sky.
Aug 10 End Date

Solar Viewing

McKinney Falls State Park
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to "touch" the Sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star's surface. Launch is slated for this summer!
Aug 10 End Date

Full and New Moon Parties

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs, bats and more!
Aug 10 End Date

Star Party

For thousands of years, humans have looked to the sky to understand the universe around them. Help us continue in this ancient tradition as we gaze at the stars and learn some of the stories they tell.
Aug 11 End Date

Solar Viewing

McKinney Falls State Park
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to "touch" the Sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star's surface. Launch is slated for this summer!
Aug 11 End Date

Star Party (Sun Fun!)

Galveston Island State Park
Daytime star gazing activities!
Aug 11 End Date

Star Party!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society in viewing the wonders of space through many different telescopes!
Aug 11 End Date

Star Party

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join the Franklin Mountains Park Rangers and the Sun City Astronomers for an evening of night sky fun!
Aug 18 End Date

Star Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Come out and view the waxing moon at our Night Sky Party.
Aug 24 End Date

Full and New Moon Parties

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs, bats and more!
Aug 26 End Date

Green Corn Full Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION! August is the month of the Green Corn Moon, when the light of the full moon shines on fields of growing green corn. Join us for a hike under the light of the full moon!

September 2018

Sep 1 End Date

Starwalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park volunteer or park ranger that will give a close view of the night sky.

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 13 End Date

Star Party!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society in viewing the wonders of space through many different telescopes!