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University of Texas McDonald Observatory is 16 mi. n.w. via SR 118 on Spur 78. The Frank N. Bash Visitor Center at the base of Mounts Locke and Fowlkes is the check-in point for all activities and offers exhibits about the observatory and research techniques. The giant Hobby-Eberly telescope (purportedly the second largest in the world) is connected to a gallery that features an interpretive exhibit. The Solar Viewing Program offers live (weather permitting) images of the sun's surface. Evening Star Parties let guests view stars and planets through telescopes in the visitor center.

Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours, 30 minutes minimum.

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