How much of the Milky Way galaxy can you see from your front door?

For those looking to escape to the great outdoors as the weather cools off in the fall, Central Texas has several designated International Dark Sky parks that offer views of the night sky with less light pollution, so visitors can enjoy plenty of stars in the Lone Star State. There are six dark sky parks in Texas, and three of them are within striking distance from Austin.


Read more from Sarah Asch with the Austin American-Statesman here.