Orion Circle

Members of the Orion Circle and Orion Supernova contribute at the $500 or $1,000 level and meet once a year for a special, invitation-only festival in West Texas, hosted by the McDonald Observatory Director Taft Armandroff.

The date of the 2016 Orion Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 1.

To do the most you can to improve science education nationwide — and to gain access to the most current Observatory news and events — become an Orionid today.

Learn more about McDonald Observatory’s exciting work in science education and outreach and how it is making a difference for students, teachers, and the public.

For access to Orion-only Web pages, please e-mail friends@mcdonaldobservatory.org for the password; or call 512.475.8843.


Orion Circle members on the 107-inch telescope catwalk.