The University of Texas Department of Astronomy and McDonald Observatory sponsor several public outreach programs. These programs are designed to educate the public about astronomy through public telescope nights, lectures, and reading materials. We also offer a daytime field trip opportunity for area teachers that includes a visit to the solar telescope.

Public Viewing on UT Campus Telescopes
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
The Skywatchers Report
What's up in the sky for the week
More Public Outreach Information
Links to some of our other programs

Information for Current and Future Astronomy Students
Degrees, courses, and facilities

Field Trip Information
Visits to the Solar Telescope
August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse


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