McDonald Observatory Live Streaming Programs

Although we are currently closed for on-site visits, we are thrilled to provide the following McDonald Observatory programs which are streaming on our Youtube channel.  Also check us out on Facebook for additional program announcements.  Upcoming programs will be announced here and on social media a few days before the program occurs.  Thanks for tuning in!

Moon Tours

Host: Kevin Mace

Join us for a tour of and discussion about Earth's companion, the Moon.  During the tour, your host will show both low and high power live views of the Moon and its many features visible through our 16" and 3" telescopes at the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center located at McDonald Observatory.

Deep Sky Tours

Host: Stephen Hummel

Our Deep Sky Tours feature live views of some of the objects which we typically look at during our popular Star Party programs, including nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies. The live stream is broadcast from the dome of our RCOS 16" f/9 RC telescope at the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center.

Solar Tours

Host: Joe Wheelock

No sunscreen required!  Our Solar Tours feature live views of our nearest star, the Sun.  Depending upon the Sun's activity level at the time of the program, your host will show sunspots, flares, prominences, and other features using specialized telescopes and solar filters.

Upcoming Moon Tours

Upcoming Deep Sky Tours

Upcoming Solar Tours

Late August
Mid August Early August

Archived Moon Tours

Archived Deep Sky Tours

Archived Solar Tours

  May 9  
  April 23  
  April 18  
  April 14  


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