We crave dark skies! Unfortunately in order to get the darkest skies possible one must go far from the bright lights of San Antonio.  Some of these venues are public access, and some are on private property and requires the owner’s permission. Always ask if you are unsure about using any private observing location.


Below each location is a Clear Sky Chart , showing the predicted observing conditions.



Observing Sites

SALSA has several locations for stargazing

Vaughn Observatory, Flawn Science Building (FLN), UTSA main campus

McAllister Park - North San Antonio

Curtis Vaughn Observatory at University of Texas San Antonio

Garner State Park - Near Concan, TX

Fort McKavett State Park - West of Junction, TX

The Chicken Roost - Cul De Sac near Bulverde, TX     PDF Map