WMAT with domes

The new Wren-Marcario Accessible Telescope (WMAT) sits on a concrete pad behind the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center at McDonald Observatory. This 100% wheelchair-accessible telescope will be dedicated July 17, 2010. It will allow mobility-impaired visitors greater participation in the Observatory's popular star parties, and will also be used by other visitors. The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) is visible in WMAT's central mirror, and the domes of Mt. Locke are visible in the background (Harlan J. Smith Telescope at left, Otto Struve Telescope at right). Credit: Frank Cianciolo/McDonald Observatory