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San Antonio – Explore the Night Sky at Government Canyon State Natural Area

October 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us as we host the San Antonio Astronomical Association at Government Canyon State Natural Area. We’ll be viewing and learning about Saturn and Jupiter along with many constellations and other planets. We’ll also look for star clusters, nebula, and much more. You can also learn the basics of telescope operation.

Bring your own telescope or binoculars, or enjoy the sights from one of the SAAA’s telescopes. Park in Parking Lot A and walk a short distance to Parking Lot C, where the telescopes will be set up. Dress for the weather. Bring water, a snack if you like, and your own flashlight with a red lens cover. Reservations are not required. Open to all ages; participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No pets, please. Natural Area entrance fees apply. The program is subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Though the program itself is free, Natural Area entry fees do apply.

To ensure entrance and save time at the Fee Booth, please reserve and PRINT OUT your Day Pass by going to: https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/…/deDetails…

IMPORTANT INFO: This is an after-hours program. If you DO NOT reserve your Day Pass in advance, be sure to self-register as you enter the Natural Area. Instructions are posted to the right of the Fee Booth. You will need the correct change: $6 per adult (13 years or older) or enter your annual Texas State Parks pass number on the appropriate line of the self-pay envelope. Credit cards are NOT accepted when self-paying.Program is subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather


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Government Canyon State Natural Area
12861 Galm Rd
San Antonio, TX 78254 United States
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(210) 688-9055
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