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Aerial view of McDonald Observatory.

Important Announcement from the McDonald Observatory Frank N Bash Visitors Center ..

As part of our reopening, we are limiting which programs are available as well as limiting attendance for those programs.  Our staff will be using best practices in facility cleanliness and personal protective equipment (PPE).

We also require our visitors to take the same precautions, including mask wearing, maintaining social distancing, frequent hand washing/sanitizing, and not eating/drinking inside the building.  In addition, if you're not feeling well prior to your visit, please stay home.  We will happily reschedule or refund your tickets with no charges.

 Learn more about our livestream programs and educational resources to bring West Texas astronomy into your home. 


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