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Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

September 2017

Sep 22 End Date

Star Party!

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Kristen at Lake Buescher to view the night sky!
Sep 22 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Eisenhower State Park
"I have loved the stars too fondly to be afraid of the night." Poet Sarah Williams
Sep 23 End Date

Create a Star Wheel *Cancelled*

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
This program has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Sep 23 End Date

Dark Sky Exploration

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

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Discover the stories behind our night sky.
Sep 29 End Date

Twilight Paddle

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the lake from on the water once the sun goes down and the stars come out.
Sep 30 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association for a night of stargazing.

October 2017

Oct 7 End Date

The Spectacular Sun (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Look at the sun safely through a telescope!
Oct 7 End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us and the San Antonio Astronomical Association for an evening of stargazing!
Oct 7 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the park by the light of a full moon!
Oct 7 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for telescope viewing and a night sky presentation.
Oct 14 End Date

Night Sky Party

Longhorn Cavern State Park
Explore all the wonders of our universe when the sun goes down.
Oct 14 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 14 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for telescope viewing and a night sky presentation.
Oct 21 End Date

Starwalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us at Copper Breaks State Park where volunteers and park staff will present information on fall constellations in the night sky. We will learn where we fit, in this vast space we call the Milky Way and the universe.
Oct 21 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 21 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.
Oct 21 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope.
Oct 26 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a tour of the night sky!
Oct 28 End Date

North Texas Skywatch Star Party

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright . . .” in our Texas State Park!

November 2017

Nov 18 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.
Nov 23 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a tour of the night sky!

December 2017

Dec 2 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Let the full moon light your way and explore the night!
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.

January 2018

Jan 1 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Live by the sun, love by the moon!