AND YES, STARGAZING!
Is there anything more awe-inspiring than watching a meteor shower, discovering a constellation, or just simply taking in the vast blanket of stars that cover our night sky? We think not! Stargazing increases our connection to nature, it fosters inspiration and imagination, and this free activity can be enjoyed by all ages.
If you’d like to celebrate Hill Country Night Sky Month, a few of the Dripping Springs area parks host their own local night sky programs and festivals throughout the year. Parks like Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, Pedernales Falls State Park, and Milton Reimers Ranch offer guided events that lead you on a deep sky exploration of our solar system where you can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
Take part in the Dripping Springs Star Party at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park. As a part of Hill Country Night Sky Month, the City of Dripping Springs is excited to offer an opportunity for families to come and enjoy a night under the stars. Throughout the night you and your family can gaze at the constellations above, view galaxies far far away through a telescope, and learn about the universe from our local astronomy enthusiast, and more! You may even see some of the Draconids Meteor Shower, that reaches its peak on October 8. Star Party
Make sure to check our event calendar to plan your next stargazing adventure: Event Calendar
For self-guided stargazing adventures, local city parks remain open until midnight and are perfect places to take in the magnificence of the night sky: Parks & Nature
Thanks to the International Dark-Sky organization, the recognized authority on, and the leading organization combating, light pollution worldwide, and the City of Dripping Springs. Because of International Dark Sky Organization and the City of Dripping Springs, residents and visitors can bask in the benefits of viewing one of the area’s starriest skies.