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Historic telescope construction on track with help from UT astronomers

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin are playing an instrumental role in the construction of the largest optical telescope in the world.  

Supernova Reveals Secrets to Texas-led Team of Astronomers

New results will help astronomers better understand the process of how massive stars live and die. 

McDonald creates world's largest International Dark Sky Reserve

McDonald Observatory, The Nature Conservancy, and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce the certification of the Greater Big Bend International Dark Sky Reserve. Protecting this resource benefits not only astronomical research, but also wildlife, ecology and tourism.