All programs are subject to capacity limits. Twilight Programs & Star Parties typically sell out and our Daytime Programs frequently sell out during busy periods like Spring Break. To ensure program participation, make advance reservations using the online system below.
During Spring Break the Visitor Center welcomes MUCH larger crowds. To accomodate all the astronomy fans, we offer additional Guided Tours, Solar Viewings, Twilight Programs, and Star Parties during March 9-23. Each program requires a seperate registration. For more detailed descriptions of the our Spring Break programs, click here.
Prices listed below for Twilight Programs and Star Parties are for online reservations only. Prices for these program are higher when purchased in person at the Visitors Center. As with any busy time, our programs may sell out weeks before Spring Break.
We're open every day from 10 AM - 5:30 PM on March 9-23. On Star Party nights we close at the end of Star Party .
All of the information on this page is valid only for the weeks of March 9-23, 2019. Please stop at The Frank Bash Visitors Center for more information.
Self Guided Tours of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope are available every day from 10 AM - 5 PM
GUIDED TOUR & SOLAR VIEWING SCHEDULE - SPRING BREAK (MARCH 2019)
Guided Tours 75-80 minutes in length Additional Tours may be added on an as needed and staff availability basis $6 Adults | $5 Military/Senior (65+) | $5 Children (6-12) | Free for Children 0-5
Solar Viewings 45-50 minutes in length $4 Adults | $3 Military/Senior (65+) | $3 Children (6-12) | Free for Children 0-5
Guided Tours and Solar Viewings both begin at the Visitors Center with the Solar Viewing taking place entirely at the Center Please allow 10-15 minutes to travel from the end of the tour to the Visitors Center
Guided Tours and Solar Viewings are separate programs. To participate in both programs, please purchase passes for each program.
TWILIGHT PROGRAM & STAR PARTY SCHEDULE - SPRING BREAK (MARCH 2019)
Twilight Program 55-60 minutes in length (Educational pre-Star Party program) $5 Adults | $5 Military/Senior(65+) | $5 Children (6-12) | Free for Children 0-5
Star Parties 2-2.5 hours in length (Evening telescope viewing at the Visitors Center) $12 Adults | $10 Military/Senior(65+) | $8 Children (6-12) | Free for Children 0-5
Twilight Programs and Star Parties are separate programs. To participate in both programs, please purchase passes for each program.