Getting to experience stargazing is a truly unreal experience if you do it right. Having the right equipment and the right person to do it with are key factors, and now our favorite Texas city is making it easier than ever with a Star Party! Austin's most beautiful state park will be hosting a night involving telescopes, incredible views, and a star-filled sky next month and you don't want to miss it.
Pedernales Falls State Park is throwing a party unlike anything Austin has ever seen next month, a Star Party. On Saturday, October 19 from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m., you can use one of the many telescopes provided to gaze up at the night sky and be mesmerized by space itself. The location of the party is just far enough away from any major light sources. Lucky for us, that means we'll be able to see planets, constellations, and even the Milky Way.
Entrance into the state park is normally $6, so the event is requiring just that to participate. Telescopes will be provided, all they ask is that you bring your own chair to relax in!
Now, for some even better news. You're actually able to pay the entrance fee in advance online to save any hassle of bringing cash the day of and skip long lines. However, if you'd prefer to pay cash or plan for this last minute, all they're asking is that you bring exact change. Credit cards unfortunately won't be accepted after 6 p.m.
There are some requirements you must follow before and during the event listed on their official Facebook event page, so be sure to check them out before you head over. One of the more important ones is to not use any cellphones or lights in the viewing area, which is for your sake and everyone else's.
Pedernales Falls State Park is on everyone's list of places you have to check out in Austin. Now you can stargaze and cross something off your bucket list. Make sure you let bae know this is happening because it'll be the perfect night out for the two of you!
When: Saturday, October 19
Address: 2585 Park Rd 6026, Johnson City, TX 78636
Why You Need To Go: Pedernales Falls State Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Texas, and the perfect location to go stargazing with your boo.