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McDonald Observatory Celebrates 75 Years of Discovery

McDonald Observatory Celebrates 75 Years of Discovery

AUSTIN, Texas — A yearlong celebration is underway to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory.

Visit McDonald Observatory’s Open House Saturday, April 9

An open house at McDonald Observatory on Saturday, April 9 will run from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and includes tours of large research telescopes, science talks, a star party and other telescope viewings.

McDonald Observatory Introduces Dark Skies Initiative with Video, Radio Programs

McDonald Observatory Introduces Dark Skies Initiative with Video, Radio Programs

The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory is kicking off a campaign to promote awareness of the causes, effects and solutions to light pollution — stray light shone into the sky where it's wasted, rather than down on the ground where it's useful.