Astronomy

Join us on our Astronomy &
Night Meadow Walk

These walks are BY-REQUEST only.
If you would like to arrange a special group night walk
on a specific evening, please contact


Date of Next Walk: Contact email above to arrange tour

Status of Next Walk: N/A



< Join Texas Master Naturalist Clyde Camp for a night walk and Astronomy on the Meadow.
These are by-request walks. See the Calendar for specific dates.

That’s right, these are night walks – can’t see the stars during the day!

We’ll meet at the Suncreek Park circular parking lot ( see map).
The entrance is off Alma, just west from the normal Connemara entrance. We’ll leave from there at
9pm sharp (don’t be late or you’ll miss us) and then walk to the Meadow the back way. The walk will
be about two hours and we’ll back at the cars at 11:00pm.

We will be walking between 1 and 1.5 miles.
This is an inappropriate activity for younger children that may have to be carried
if they get tired of walking or scared of the dark.

PLEASE NOTE: If it’s clouded over, we’ll still have a night walk – just not an astronomy walk.
In the case of truly inclement weather, the Astronomy walk will be cancelled.
The final status of the walk will be posted above by 8pm on the night of the walk.

What to bring:

  • Appropriate clothing is mandatory
    • Close-toed shoes or boots – NO sandles
    • Long pants
    • Coat or jacket as the weather dictates – remember it may be cooler at night
  • Bug-spray and/or sulphur for chiggers as needed.
  • A flashlight – preferably red-lensed or with red cellophane
    For the walk out and back – these will be essentially moonless nights
  • (optional) A pair of binoculars or spotting scope.
    If you have one, you will be seeing a lot more than if you don’t,
    but it’s not really necessary.

What you can expect to see/learn:

  • Identification of the celestial ‘road signs’ – Pole Star, Big Dipper, Little Dipper,
    other Bright stars as the month permits
  • The constellation of the month (your Zodiac sign) if it can be seen (some are too dim)
  • Other constellations as well as asterisms as the month and weather permits
  • Some star lore & astronomy facts

And … The Meadow at night is quite different
from The Meadow during the day

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