THE OPEN SPACES FRONTIER
In Texas, there’s a whole lot of fun to be had when the sun goes down, and we have plenty of places away from urban lights where you can lie back and gaze up at the night sky. Don’t forget, with the NASA Space Center being located near Houston, we certainly know a thing or two about the moon and stars. McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis, which hosts an annual Dark Skies Fest with tours, talks, and music, is a great place to visit and see the cosmos through its four telescopes. Palo Duro Canyon is another out-of-this-world location for gazing at the heavens where it is possible to see the Milky Way. And the pink granite of Enchanted Rock near Austin is a spot that attracts hikers by day, but beyond sunset you can also stay to see the dazzling display put on by stars and comets..