McDonald Observatory is a research unit of The University of Texas at Austin. The Observatory is located near Fort Davis. Our administrative offices are located both near Fort Davis and in Austin, Texas.
Observatory Address: 3640 Dark Sky Dr, Fort Davis, TX 79734
Mailing Address: 2515 Speedway C1402, Austin, TX 78712-1206
Public Hours and Closures
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday
Holiday Closures: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day
To speak with a representative at the McDonald Observatory Frank N. Bash Visitors Center, please call 432-426-3640 or email email@example.com.
Membership and Giving
Teachers & Educators
For questions about an observatory news release or to arrange an interview with an astronomer or a media visit to campus or the observatory call 512-475-6763 or send email to Emily Howard, Communications Manager.