Tag: Astronomy

McDonald Observatory Star Party

Linda and I had very different ideas about what exactly a star party was.  I thought it would be a bunch of geeks (like me) hanging around telescopes, looking at stars and bragging about their discoveries.  Sort of how I would imagine family gathering of fishermen telling stories about the one that got away. Linda … Continue reading McDonald Observatory Star Party

McDonald Observatory Tour

McDonald Observatory Tour

On Wednesday, while staying at Davis Mountains State Park, we headed further into the mountains for a McDonald Observatory tour. The drive was, as always, spectacular. The McDonald Observatory is on the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce Scenic Loop. Broad vistas, amazing rock formations, Civilian Conservation Core roadside turnouts and at steep twisty turning mountain road … Continue reading McDonald Observatory Tour