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

Curtis Vaughan Observatory (CVO), Flawn Science Building (FLN), UTSA main campus: location and parking

Curtis Vaughn Observatory at University of Texas San Antonio

Garner State Park - Near Concan, TX

Hill Country State Natural Area - West of Bandera, TX     PDF Map

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