Frank N. Bash Visitors Center with Controlled Burn

The controlled burn of Sunday, April 17, 2011, as seen from the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center's public telescope park at McDonald Observatory, where public star parties are held three times each week. The Southern Area Incident Management Team undertook the controlled burn to starve the Rock House wildfire of fuel, should it turn back toward the observatory. (Credit: Frank Cianciolo/McDonald Observatory)

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