Student Programs

 

 

Continued Closure of McDonald Observatory

 

Inspire your students with a "virtual" or an on-site McDonald Observatory field trip!

Videoconference Programs


Teachers! Do you need an out of this world astronomy experience for your students while they are home? Join us in a FREE, live videoconference to celebrate Astronomy Day 2020 with McDonald Observatory!

FREE Astronomy Day: April 17, 2020 programs for grades PreK-2 and 3-12.

Interactive spots are filled, but there are many Non-Interactive spots still available for April 17th.

Astronomy Day 2020!
Books and Telescopes and the Sun...Oh My!
(Grades PreK-2) 10:00am – 10:45am

Astronomy Day 2020!
Our Solar System and Beyond!
(Grades 3-12) 1:00pm – 1:45pm

To sign up and receive links to instructional materials and student sheets, follow this link and use the Program Filter to find McDonald Observatory programs.

Can’t join us live? No problem. You will be sent a link to access the recorded program within 1-3 business days after the live program. The recording can be viewed anytime at your convenience with the registered class. To sign up and receive links to instructional materials and student sheets, follow this link and use the Program Filter to find McDonald Observatory programs.


Our "Live From McDonald Observatory" Videoconference Programs connect McDonald Observatory educators directly to your classroom to excite students about science and technology. Students experience a virtual tour of McDonald Observatory telescopes, observe the Sun, Moon, or Venus live with videoconference telescopes, complete a hands-on activity, and more.

Get more details and request a program. 

On-Site Student Experiences

Our K-12 Student Field Experiences immerse students in an authentic science environment at the McDonald Observatory. These programs enrich classroom instruction and immerse learners of all ages in an environment of modern astronomical research and applied STEM. Choose from a variety of programs with content designed for all grade levels.  Student Field Experience programs can accommodate up to 60 students.  A limited number of programs can accommodate groups up to 80.

Get more details and request a program.

Student Field ExperiencePrimary grade students explore the Sun