Sky watchers will be out in force early Saturday morning May 24th looking for meteors appearing from the northern part of the sky. The new shower known as the Camelopardalids have the potential to be the biggest meteor shower event this year with up to 200 meteors per hour.
The Palo Pinto Mountains State Park star party scheduled for last Saturday evening (April 26th) was postponed and rescheduled for this Saturday, May 3rd due to cloudy weather.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, along with the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas, and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society, will be hosting a stargazing party at the new Palo Pinto Mountains State Park on Saturday, May 3rd, beginning at 5 p.m.
The park is located near Strawn, which is 4 miles north of Interstate 20, halfway between Fort Worth and Abilene. To get to the event, just go west on FM 2372 or the Tucker Lake Road from Strawn. Go two miles from town and look for the signs.
You can bring your own telescope or use one provided by volunteers, who will be on hand to share expertise, knowledge, and lore.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available.
Explore the dark skies of night-time Texas at a stargazing party in our newest state park!