Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

November 2018

Nov 23 End Date

Huntin' for the Stars!

Huntsville State Park
Interested in learning more about the night sky? This is the program for you!
Nov 24 End Date

Stargazing!

Pedernales Falls State Park
The stars at night are big and bright!
Nov 24 End Date

Night Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a ranger for a stroll under dark skies along the Loop Trail.
Nov 24 End Date

Full Moon Hike

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

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED for 11/24/18. New dates will be posted next year. Sorry for the inconvenience. 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 with the National Park Service.
Nov 25 End Date

Stargazing 101

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

December 2018

Dec 1 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 1 End Date

Dark Sky Event at the Terlingua Baseball Field

Terlingua, TX - baseball field in Terlingua
Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park will be hosting a dark sky event at the baseball field in Terlingua, TX. Brief dark sky-themed presentations will be followed by a constellation tour and guided stargazing.
Dec 1 End Date

3rd Annual Enchanted Rock Star Festival

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Celebrate the dark skies over Enchanted Rock!
Dec 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!
Dec 8 End Date

Starry Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Take this short walk and settle in for a night filled with the stars!
Dec 13 End Date

The Sky is Falling! Geminids Meteor Shower

Inks Lake State Park
Watch the biggest meteor shower of the year and learn how humans looked up to survive.
Dec 29 End Date

Stargazing!

Pedernales Falls State Park
The stars at night are big and bright!
Dec 29 End Date

Holiday Stargazing

Lockhart State Park
Take a new look at the winter sky!

January 2019

Jan 1 End Date

Star Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Astronomy basics and identification hike and stories.
Jan 1 End Date

First Starlight Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
See the universe on the cusp of a new year!