“If you listen to National Public Radio, you’ve surely heard the Stardate announcements. They come from the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis on the campus of the University of Texas.” The secluded location in Fort Davis capitalizes on being away from the lights of major urban areas, which helps improve the view of its large telescope collection, such as the Hobby-Eberly telescope. The observatory focuses on educating and connecting with the public by daytime tours, star parties, and special nighttime gatherings to catch the never-ending star cast.
Tom, The Getaway. “Everything Is Better in Texas.” The Getaway, Assembly Digital Media, 17 Oct. 2019, thegetaway.com/destinations/everything-is-better-in-texas/4/.