E.g., Feb 18 2020
E.g., Feb 18 2020
Stargazing 101
When 
Fri, 1/24/2020 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Where 
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
16710 Ranch Rd. 965
, , 78624
United States (830) 685-3636
Description:

Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.

From finding constellations to specific stars. From myths and legends about these celestial beings to scientific facts and figures. We’ll spend the evening 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.

Location Lower Parking Lot. There is no hiking as part of this program.
Park in the Summit Parking or RV Parking lots.

Schedule
6:30-6:45APM Introduction to Dark Skies
6:45-7:30PM Guided Stargazing
7:30-8:00PM Stargazing on your own

Bring

  • Lawn chair (optional)
  • Dress for the weather
  • 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 fee for the park is $7/person (children 12 and under are free); no additional fee to attend this program. Entry is free with a Texas State Parks Pass.
"Save the Day" reservations may be required on weekends and holidays.

"Save the Day" -- Guarantee your space in the park and speed up the check in process by purchasing your park entry permit in advance. Day pass reservations can be made online up to 30 days in advance.

**This event is weather dependent. Check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.**

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Fees: 
Entrance fees to park apply
Ages: 
All ages