Make a wish upon a falling star, better yet make all your wish on a million falling stars as the Texas Skies come alive with activity this coming November 17th weekend at the Fort Griffin State Historic Site. Falling stars or meteor shows and identify all the planets, it's great family fun. Join the 'Stars and Skies of Texas: Star Gazing Party' Saturday night.

Bring your telescope or watch from one of the astronomers scopes that will be on hand, let them assist, advise and answer all your questions. To sky watch in perfect clarity, you'll have to get away from the city and all it's lights. The best place is the country where darkness prevails, then figure out which direction to look at, aim the telescope and take in God's great creation.

The Fort Griffin Texas Historical Commission will be hosting their monthly Stars and Skies of Texas: Star Gazing Party at Fort Griffin State Historic Site. The event begins at 5:30 pm at the Fort Griffin campground, and is open to the public. Each month, near the new moon, astronomers from all over Texas travel to Fort Griffin as they take advantage of these perfect Texas night skies. This month, Donny Dierschke, Tom Pugh, Jason Holland, and other local well-known astronomers will share their telescopes, laser pointers, and knowledge of the night skies with the public. The star gazing program will begin after dark in the baseball field of the Fort Griffin campground.



Stars and Sky's of Texas: Star Gazing Party


Fort Griffin State Historic Site at the baseball field of the Fort Griffin campground

Date and Time

Saturday, November 17th. 2012 Starting at first dark around 5:30 PM


General admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students (ages 6 – 18), and kids ages 5 and under get in free.

More Info.

The For more information or to make camping reservations check out the Fort Griffin State Historical website or call them at 325-762-3592. This event will provide education and entertainment for the entire family, no matter the age. Fort Griffin is considered one of the premiere hot spots for astronomy and is one of the 3 best public areas in Texas.
For more information visit their website at For camping reservations call 325-762-3592.

Photo by: Eric Abercrombie Fort Griffin State Historic Site