E.g., Sep 22 2021
E.g., Sep 22 2021
Stargazing 101
When 
Sun, 10/03/2021 8:00pm to 9:30pm
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Where 
Enchanted Rock SNA
16710 Ranch Rd. 965
, , 78624
United States (830) 685-3636 x804
Description:

**registration required**

Join a Park Ranger as we learn about the importance of dark skies while learning to navigate the stars above. From finding constellations to specific stars. From myths and legends about these celestial beings to scientific facts and figures. We’ll spend our time looking and learning.

As an International Dark Sky Park, Enchanted Rock boasts some of the darkest skies in this part of Texas, which means the stars at night ARE big and bright deep in the heart of Texas. We will be bare eye stargazing. Feel free to bring your own telescope or camera.

IMPORTANT: Registration is required for this event. Registration opens 4 weeks before program date. Registration closes when all spaces are full or one week before event.
Click this link to register.

Location Lower Parking Lot. There is no hiking as part of this program. More information about parking will be sent out prior to the program. Let us know if you need any special accommodations!

Schedule

  • 8:00-8:15pm Introduction to Dark Skies
  • 8:15-9:00pm Guided Stargazing
  • 9:00-9:30pm Free 'gazing

Bring 

  • Lawn chair or stargazing blanket (optional)
  • Dress for the weather
  • Insect repellant
  • Flashlight (preferably with a red lens; mainly for walk back to vehicle/campsite)

Please no flashlights or cell phones during this event (it can take 20-30 minutes for our eyes to adjust from bright light to darkness). Red-tinted lights are permitted.

Entrance fees: $8/adult; children 12 and under are free; no additional fees for this event. Entry is free with an active Texas State Parks Pass.

All programs are weather dependent -- if it rains, the Summit Trail and all elevated trails and areas of the park are closed. Also, if it's cloudy -- stars will not be visible.

Check for additional stargazing dates on the park events page.

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Ages: 
All ages