Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

February 2024

Feb 23
7:00p
End Date

Night Sky

Bonham State Park
Night sky viewing
Feb 24
6:45p
End Date

Snow Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Experience the rising of February’s Snow Moon in this full moon hike.
Feb 24
7:00p
End Date

Campfire and Moon Viewing

Eisenhower State Park
Marvel at the moon around a cozy campfire!

March 2024

Mar 5
7:45p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Mar 6
7:30p
End Date

Dark Sky Tour

Davis Mountains State Park
Come join us as we appreciate some of the darkest skies in the U.S.
Mar 8
6:00p
End Date

Outdoor Leadership Training | Brazos Bend State Park (Application Open Until February 17th)

Brazos Bend State Park
The Texas Outdoor Family program provides 900+ families with a "Learn to Camp" experience in Texas State Parks each year. Could you help?
Mar 8
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Mar 9
4:00p
End Date

Solar Eclipse Demo and Prep Talk

Lake Whitney State Park
The eclipse will be the biggest event in Texas this year. Learn more about this once in a lifetime experience from an astronomer. Larry Smith has been teaching at Baylor and presenting star talks for many years!
Mar 9
4:30p
End Date

Star Chart 101!

Purtis Creek State Park
Join a ranger to craft your very own star chart and learn about astronomy!
Mar 9
6:45p
End Date

Charting the Stars!

Purtis Creek State Park
Join a ranger to explore the Milky Way!
Mar 9
7:00p
End Date

Star Party in the Canyons!

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Let's gaze at the night sky in Caprock Canyons with some amazing volunteers and a ranger!
Mar 9
7:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Pedernales Falls State Park
What stories do the stars tell?
Mar 9
7:00p
End Date

Star Party

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Hosted by the Hill Country Astronomers!
Mar 9
7:00p
End Date

Navigating the Night Sky

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about nature's nighttime navigators and tour some of our brightest stars and constellations (weather-dependent).
Mar 9
7:30p
End Date

Star Party

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for a night under the stars!
Mar 9
7:30p
End Date

Night Hike!

South Llano River State Park
Experience the park after dark!
Mar 9
7:30p
End Date

Airstrip Astronomy

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The Stars at Night are Big and Bright 👏👏👏👏! Join park rangers on a tour across our galactic neighborhood.
Mar 10
10:00a
End Date

Coffee with a Ranger: Our Nearest Star

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join Ranger Layla for a cup of coffee and an up close view of the Sun!
Mar 10
7:00p
End Date

Sunset Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us on a hike to see the setting sun!
Mar 11
6:00a
End Date

Self-guided Nature Journaling and Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Take a moment to collect your thoughts. Then stay out after dark to see how bright the stars are here.
Mar 11
6:00a
End Date

Self-guided Nature Journaling and Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Take a moment to collect your thoughts. Then stay out after dark to see how bright the stars are here.
Mar 11
7:00p
End Date

Starrytelling & S'mores

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Gather round the fire as we discover the stories that light up our night sky!
Mar 13
7:30p
End Date

Dark Sky Tour

Davis Mountains State Park
Come join us as we appreciate some of the darkest skies in the U.S.
Mar 15
8:00p
End Date

Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Star light, and star bright first star I see tonight.
Mar 16
4:00p
End Date

Solar Eclipse Demo and Prep Talk

Lake Whitney State Park
The eclipse will be the biggest event in Texas this year. Learn more about this once in a lifetime experience from an astronomer. Larry Smith has been teaching at Baylor and presenting star talks for many years!
Mar 16
7:30p
End Date

Fireside Chat - The Magnificent Moon

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Gather round the fire as we marvel at the splendor of the Moon!
Mar 16
8:00p
End Date

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing and planet watching!
Mar 16
8:30p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Mar 22
7:00p
End Date

Night Sky

Bonham State Park
Night sky viewing
Mar 22
7:30p
End Date

Moonlight Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Registration is required. Spaces are limited. Join us for a Ranger-led tour to experience the Summit Trail by moonlight.
Mar 30 End Date

Star Party with the Hill Country Astronomers

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join the Hill Country Astronomers for a night of telescope stargazing at a Dark Sky Park.
Mar 30
7:00p
End Date

Stargazing Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park as you explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Retired national park ranger/astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars with fascinating facts.
Mar 30
8:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Pedernales Falls State Park
What stories do the stars tell?

April 2024

Apr 4
9:00p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Apr 5
8:00p
End Date

Mini Star Party

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for an evening of stargazing at a Dark Sky Park. This event is weather-dependent.
Apr 6
3:00p
End Date

Storytime and Craft: Eclipses

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for storytime and a take-home craft.
Apr 6
8:00p
End Date

Great American Eclipse: Exploring the Marvels of Total Eclipses

Guadalupe River State Park
Come join Joe Cheban, president of the Cordillera Ranch Nature Club, for a total solar eclipse presentation!
Apr 6
8:30p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Apr 8 End Date

Total Eclipse Viewing at the Park

Guadalupe River State Park
Come view the total eclipse with us!
Apr 8
9:00a
End Date

Solar Eclipse Mask

Palmetto State Park
Make your own solar viewing mask!
Apr 8
12:00p
End Date

Total Eclipse!

Tyler State Park
A total eclipse of the sun is coming to Texas!
Apr 8
12:00p
End Date

"Great American Eclipse" Tabling at the Total Solar Eclipse

Guadalupe River State Park
Join park rangers for information and activities before the celestial show begins!
Apr 8
12:00p
End Date

It's a Solar-bration!

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a rare event of the Total Solar Eclipse, drop in any time between 12am-3pm.
Apr 8
12:30p
End Date

Solar Eclipse Viewing

Village Creek State Park
Join a park ranger this October as the skies go dark at mid-day during a Total Eclipse (90% coverage in our area).
Apr 13
8:00p
End Date

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing and planet watching!
Apr 13
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Apr 20
8:00p
End Date

Let's view the moon and stars in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park viewing the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescopes. Retired National Park Ranger and Astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
Apr 26
7:00p
End Date

Night Sky

Bonham State Park
Night sky viewing

May 2024

May 11
8:00p
End Date

Let's view the moon and stars in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park viewing the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescopes. Retired National Park Ranger and Astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
May 18
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
May 24
7:00p
End Date

Night Sky

Bonham State Park
Night sky viewing
May 25
8:00p
End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us for an evening of star gazing and planet-watching.

June 2024

Jun 1
8:00p
End Date

Let's view the moon and stars in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park viewing the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescopes. Retired National Park Ranger and Astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
Jun 28
7:00p
End Date

Night Sky

Bonham State Park
Night sky viewing

July 2024

Jul 6
8:00p
End Date

Let's view the moon and stars in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park viewing the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescopes. Retired National Park Ranger and Astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
Jul 26
7:00p
End Date

Night Sky

Bonham State Park
Night sky viewing

August 2024

Aug 17
8:00p
End Date

Let's view the moon and stars in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park viewing the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescopes. Retired National Park Ranger and Astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
Aug 23
7:00p
End Date

Night Sky

Bonham State Park
Night sky viewing
Aug 31
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

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

September 2024

Sep 27
7:00p
End Date

Night Sky

Bonham State Park
Night sky viewing
Sep 28
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Sep 28
8:00p
End Date

Let's view the moon and stars in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park viewing the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescopes. Retired National Park Ranger and Astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.

October 2024

Oct 19
8:00p
End Date

Let's view the moon and stars in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park viewing the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescopes. Retired National Park Ranger and Astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
Oct 25
7:00p
End Date

Night Sky

Bonham State Park
Night sky viewing
Oct 26
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

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

November 2024

Nov 2
7:00p
End Date

Stargazing Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park as you explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Retired national park ranger/astronomer Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars with fascinating facts.
Nov 22
7:00p
End Date

Night Sky

Bonham State Park
Night sky viewing
Nov 23 End Date

Star Party with the Hill Country Astronomers

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join the Hill Country Astronomers for a night of telescope stargazing at a Dark Sky Park.
Nov 23
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

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

December 2024

Dec 21
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

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