Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

November 2017

Nov 23 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down
Nov 25 End Date

Star Party!

Lockhart State Park
Join a park ranger for a look at the night sky!

December 2017

Dec 2 End Date

Christmas at the Ranch and North Star Party

South Llano River State Park
Celebrate Christmas with us at Mr. Buck's historic ranch home, then enjoy the starry skies!
Dec 2 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 in this interactive activity.
Dec 2 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!
Dec 2 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Let the full moon light your way and explore the night!
Dec 2 End Date

Star Stories: Stargazing on the Peninsula

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the stars and constellations visible above East Texas.
Dec 2 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the Full Moon.
Dec 9 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Dec 16 End Date

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
The stars at night, are big and bright....Deep in the heart of Texas!
Dec 16 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers. SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR NOV. 18.
Dec 22 End Date

Stargazing Party

Daingerfield State Park
Learn how Santa navigates the skies! Join us for our first stargazing party.
Dec 23 End Date

Night Skies

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Share the night sky as we view the moon, planets and open star clusters.
Dec 23 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park

January 2018

Jan 1 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Live by the sun, love by the moon!
Jan 20 End Date

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
The stars at night, are big and bright....Deep in the heart of Texas!
Jan 31 End Date

Total Lunar Eclipse

Palmetto State Park
It's a blood moon morning at Palmetto SP. A total lunar eclipse will be visible in the early morning hours.

February 2018

Feb 17 End Date

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
The stars at night, are big and bright....Deep in the heart of Texas!