One of the biggest draws of getting out of town in Texas is the wondrous sight of what fills dark skies. It’s ever harder to escape city lights here, and in most other places too.  Our Texas Parks and Wildlife officials say about 80 percent of Americans have never seen the Milky  Way because of artificial light from cities and suburbs.  But they’re trying to remedy that.  It’s a Dark Skies program this month, with 7 events scheduled in various parks across the state from Galveston to the Valley,  to Dallas and San Antonio too.

January 31st will be a fine time in Palmetto State Park in Gonzales…because a total lunar eclipse will be visible in the early morning hours. Couple the darkened Moon with the dark skies….should be a beautiful view of what’s around our planet.

Shara Fryer

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