Topic: West Texas

McDonald Observatory Celebrates 75 Years of Discovery

Oct. 8, 2013

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

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Visit McDonald Observatory's Open House Saturday, April 9

March 22, 2011

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.

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McDonald Observatory Introduces Dark Skies Initiative with Video, Radio Programs

June 22, 2010

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.

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