Calendar of Events

Stargazing

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

August 2022

Aug 11
8:30p
End Date

Sturgeon Moon Hike - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Experience the rising of August’s Sturgeon Moon in this full moon hike.
Aug 12
8:00p
End Date

Discovery Night

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly ranger-led tour which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs, bats and more!
Aug 12
8:30p
End Date

Perseid Viewing Party

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about meteor showers while watching the Perseid meteor shower!
Aug 12
8:30p
End Date

Marvel at the Moon

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
What's the deal with that big, round thing in the night sky?
Aug 12
9:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Pedernales Falls State Park
What stories do the stars tell? Are they different from one continent to the next?
Aug 13
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society in stargazing and astronomy!
Aug 13
8:00p
End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Enjoy a night of stargazing!
Aug 13
8:30p
End Date

Star Party

Fort Boggy State Park
Stars and planets and meteors, oh my!
Aug 13
8:30p
End Date

Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing Party

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the celestial show!
Aug 14
9:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Pedernales Falls State Park
What stories do the stars tell? Are they different from one continent to the next?
Aug 19
8:45p
End Date

Ranger Station: Night Sky Observation

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Stop by and take some time to observe the wonders of the night sky.
Aug 19
9:00p
End Date

Star Stories

Lockhart State Park
Discover the constellations that decorate our spring sky and listen to the exciting tales that surround them!
Aug 19
9:00p
End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Ranger as we learn about the importance of dark skies while learning to navigate the stars above.
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Create a Star Wheel

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Make and decorate your very own map of the night sky!
Aug 20
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Aug 20
8:00p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society and use their equipment for some amazing stargazing!
Aug 20
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Aug 20
9:00p
End Date

Stories in our Stars

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Ranger for an exploration of the stories in our stars.
Aug 25
9:00p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Aug 26
7:30p
End Date

Night Sky

Bonham State Park
Night sky viewing
Aug 26
8:30p
End Date

Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
I wish I may, I wish I might, wish upon a star tonight!
Aug 26
8:30p
End Date

Stargazing with a Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
Stop by to explore the night sky & search for constellations.
Aug 26
8:30p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Pedernales Falls State Park
What stories do the stars tell? Are they different from one continent to the next?
Aug 26
8:30p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Pedernales Falls State Park
What stories do the stars tell? Are they different from one continent to the next?
Aug 26
9:00p
End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Ranger as we learn about the importance of dark skies while learning to navigate the stars above.
Aug 27
4:00p
End Date

Sun Fun

Copper Breaks State Park
Observe the sun through a solar filter and learn about our closest star.
Aug 27
7:00p
End Date

Astronomy 101

Pedernales Falls State Park
Learn the basics of Stargazing with various types of equipment!
Aug 27
8:30p
End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

Stories in our Stars

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Ranger for an exploration of the stories in our stars.
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

Moonless Myths, Stargazing at MTSP

Mission Tejas State Park
Admire the stars in your park’s dark sky and hear the stories they share!
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Pedernales Falls State Park
What stories do the stars tell? Are they different from one continent to the next?
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

The Stars at Night

Caddo Lake State Park
The stars at night, are big and bright, (clap, clap, clap, clap) deep in the heart of Texas! This is a night sky viewing with a park ranger and a telescope!
Aug 27
9:00p
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.
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.

September 2022

Sep 3
8:30p
End Date
Sep 10
8:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Date Change: The August 6th program has been cancelled due to the continuing hot weather that is not good for equipment or people. A new date will be added to this list to offer another option later in the fall in hopes of cooler temps. Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescope. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. DATE CHANGE: Due to the extreme heat the August 6th program has been ! We hope to see you at an upcoming event.
Sep 17
7:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join the knowledgeable San Antonio Astronomical Association to learn about the night sky and to take a closer look through their telescopes.
Sep 17
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Sep 17
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Sep 22
9:00p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Sep 24
8:00p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
Sep 24
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!

October 2022

Oct 1
7:00p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society and use their equipment for some amazing stargazing!
Oct 1
8:30p
End Date
Oct 8
7:00p
End Date

Star Gazing and don't forget the Moon

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park as you explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Retired National Park range Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars with fascinating facts. Plan about 2 hours for this program that will start at 7 pm. To ensure the telescopes are not at risk of being toppled over, we ask that children remain seated. Please register your group by calling the park office during business hours at (254) 694-3793 or send an email with your name, phone number and total adults and children attending to rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.tx.gov
Oct 15
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Oct 15
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Oct 22
7:30p
End Date

Star Party - International Observe the Moon Night

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Oct 29
8:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Date Change: The August 6th program has been cancelled due to the continuing hot weather that is not good for equipment or people. A new date will be added to this list to offer another option later in the fall in hopes of cooler temps. Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescope. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. DATE CHANGE: Due to the extreme heat the August 6th program has been ! We hope to see you at an upcoming event.

November 2022

Nov 5
7:00p
End Date

Star Gazing and don't forget the Moon

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park as you explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Retired National Park range Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars with fascinating facts. Plan about 2 hours for this program that will start at 7 pm. To ensure the telescopes are not at risk of being toppled over, we ask that children remain seated. Please register your group by calling the park office during business hours at (254) 694-3793 or send an email with your name, phone number and total adults and children attending to rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.tx.gov
Nov 5
8:30p
End Date
Nov 12
5:30p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society and use their equipment for some amazing stargazing!
Nov 19
6:00p
End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Nov 19
7:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Nov 19
7:00p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Nov 19
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Nov 19
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for a night under the stars to learn about the night sky!
Nov 26
6:30p
End Date

Starrytelling

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Enjoy a night of stargazing at our International Dark Sky park during the holidays!

December 2022

Dec 3
7:00p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Dec 17
7:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Dec 17
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Dec 30
6:30p
End Date

Starrytelling

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Enjoy a night of stargazing at our International Dark Sky park during the holidays!

October 2023

Oct 14
10:00a
End Date

Annular Eclipse

Abilene State Park
Join us for this spectacle in the sky!