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Galaxy Quest

The summit of Mount Locke, home to McDonald Observatory, pokes into a particularly isolated patch of the rural West Texas…

McDonald Observatory Telescopes

The McDonald Observatory has nine primary research telescopes with varying capabilities and purposes. Here’s a look at some of facility’s…

Weekender: West Texas Eclipse

For sheer grandeur, few sights can beat a West Texas sunset. On May 20, though, the moon will heighten the…

Cosmic Encounters at the Monnig Meteorite Gallery

Workers at the Gage Ranch, near Marathon, were eating lunch beside a stock tank on August 2, 1946, when a…

The Leonid Meteors—Showers of Light

“When I opened the door, I was startled by streaks of fire flying in every direction. It looked like millions…
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