Orion Festival

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Special guests, including Friends of McDonald Observatory Orion Circle and Supernova members, are invited to a celebration of science learning, education & outreach. The afternoon program includes tours and presentations about this scientific gem of Texas. The evening schedule features dinner hosted by Observatory Director, Taft Armandroff, followed by a special viewing program on the original Otto Struve 82-inch (2.1 m) telescope.

Invitations to come. Please email friends@mcdonaldobservatory.org or call 512-472-3303 for more information.

The 2.1-meter (82-inch) Otto Struve Telescope at the University of Texas McDonal

Otto Struve Telescope, Interior

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McDonald Observatory K12 education programs are made possible thanks to support from the National Science Foundation, Education & Outreach Endowments, the Abell-Hanger Foundation, Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation, Fash Foundation, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, the Semmes Foundation, the Stillwater Foundation, and Friends of the McDonald Observatory & Orion Circle.

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