Witness the Milky Way in all of its glory at Fort Griffin State Historic Site. The site offers a monthly Star & Skies of Texas viewing party and this is the only way inside of the Historic Site at night. The event itself lasts about 2-3 hours but they allow individuals to stay in the park as long as they want. This is the perfect opportunity to get unique shots utilizing the fort buildings as a foreground.
If you don’t want to wait for the viewing party, you can always stay at the Fort Griffin Campground and explore the area around it. No matter where you are, if you’re around the site or the nearby town of Albany, you’ll be able to get clear shots of the night sky.
“Fort Griffin State Historic Site is one of the best dark sites to view the night skies near the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex. There is camping available and they host star parties most summer months with amateur astronomers.”
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!