Planning Your Visit with Pre- and Post-Visit Activities
We strongly recommend planning your visit at least six weeks in advance. This gives you time to plan and prepare students for a worthwhile learning experience at McDonald Observatory. You can request a reservation with our online form.
We encourage teachers to think of the Observatory as an informal extension of their classroom and science instruction.
The following Pre-Visit package indicates which activities are appropriate for various grades. Sample TEKS are indicated.
In addition to these printed materials, the package includes a map locating the Observatory and a DVD about the observatory.
The post-visit package includes a printed copy of the StarDate/Universo Teacher Guide
Support for HST-ED90234-01 was provided by NASA through a grant from the Space Telescope Science Institute, which is operated by the Association of Universities in Astronomy, Incorporated, under NASA contract NAS5-26555.