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That's a wrap - the Solar Eclipse has ended!

After many years of planning, the celestial fun has come to an end. However, just because the eclipse is over doesn't mean we have no reason to celebrate. Our region's stars are something to celebrate every night of the year! Click here to learn more about our efforts to protect starry night skies for future generations.

Want to find a new home for your gently used solar glasses? Click here to explore a list of places you can recycle and donate your solar glasses through Astronomer Without Borders. And don't forget - you can still use them to see the sun even when there's not a solar eclipse!


The Hill Country Eclipse Team is the backbone of regional preparation for the 2023 and 2024 eclipses. With visitor numbers anticipated in the hundreds of thousands for the Total Solar Eclipse, HCA has been convening communities and organizations regularly for the past three and a half years to ready for all possible needs and circumstances.

Municipalities and Counties Involved

It takes a village – or in our case, the whole Hill Country region – to prepare for events of this scope and magnitude. Preparations for these eclipses are underway and many of our partners have created their own websites to showcase related activities and events in their communities.

Bandera County Edwards County Kinney County San Saba County
Bandera, Lakehills, Pipe Creek, Vanderpool Rocksprings Brackettville, Fort Clark Springs Bend, San Saba
Bell County Gillespie County Lampasas County Travis County
Belton, Harker Heights, Killeen,  Killeen CVB, Nolanville  Fredericksburg, Stonewall Copperas Cove, Kempner, Lampasas, Lometa Austin, Bee Cave, Lago Vista
Bexar County Hays County Llano County Uvalde County
Fair Oaks Ranch, San Antonio Driftwood, Dripping Springs, San Marcos, Wimberley Buchanan Dam,
Horseshoe Bay, Llano
Concan, Sabinal, Utopia, Uvalde
Blanco County Kendall County Mason County Val Verde County
Blanco, Johnson City, Round Mountain Boerne, Comfort, Waring Mason Comstock, Del Rio
Burnet County Kerr County Medina County Williamson County
Bertram, Burnet, Marble Falls Centerpoint, Hunt, Ingram, Kerrville Castroville, D’Hanis, Hondo Georgetown, Round Rock
Comal County Kimble County Real County  
Bulverde, New Braunfels, Spring Branch Junction Camp Wood, Leakey, Rio Frio  


Organizations and Entities

Lower Colorado River Authority 
Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Travel Texas
The McDonald Observatory
The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin – Department of Astronomy
Travis County Parks


Eclipse Roundtable Series

Since 2020, HCA has convened quarterly round table meetings of task forces across the Hill Country to update one another on plans, coordinate activities, and resources where practical, and hear from professionals around the country who have experience with eclipse preparations.

The round table meetings are held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. CST on the third Tuesday of the first month of each quarter. Regional task forces provide updates on activity within their respective communities, followed by a presentation from a subject matter expert, and culminating in a Q&A open forum.

View recordings from these roundtable meetings and learn more through the videos below:

2024 - January Round Table Meeting

2023 - July Round Table Meeting

2023 - April Round Table Meeting

2023 - February Round Table Meeting

2022 Round Table Meetings

November 2022 Round Table Meeting – recording linked here
July 2022 Round Table Meeting – recording linked here
April 2022 Round Table Meeting – recording linked here
January 2022 Round Table Meeting – recording linked here

2021 Round Table Meetings

September 2021 Round Table Meeting – A Personal Perspective on Eclipse Viewing
June 2021 Round Table Meeting – Lessons Learned from Carbondale, Illinois 2017
March 2021 Roundtable Meeting – Taskforce Check In

2020 Round Table Meeting

Join the Team!

To learn more and join future Round Table meetings email

Come for the sun, stay for the stars – and help support the Texas Hill Country!

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