Private Programs

Private daytime programs (guided tours and solar viewings) for larger groups are available for a fee on a limited basis. Contact the Visitors Center at least three months in advance to inquire about reservations. Special rates are also available for school groups via our Student Field Experience program. Contact: Frank Cianciolo, Senior Program Coordinator, at frankc @ utexas . edu (remove the spaces), or 432-426-4152.  When leaving information either by email or phone, please include the date (or date range) in which you're interested, the type of program you're wanting to arrange, the number of people in your group (all ages), as well as some idea of your budget (if you have one).  This information will help to speed up the process of figuring out what might be possible.

The two large domes in the foreground house the 2.1-meter (82-inch) Otto Struve
The two large domes in the foreground house the 2.1-meter (82-inch) Otto Struve Telescope (left) and the 2.7-meter (107-inch) Harlan J. Smith Telescope (right). Between these two, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) can be seen, atop neighboring Mt. Fowlkes.