You Can Join a Star Party That’s Under 200 Miles Away From EP
There are places out in the far beyond that we wish we could visit. Luckily, for Texans, we are able to do just that in Fort Davis, Texas. If you have a bucket list of places you want to visit hopefully this spot is also on that list.
If you have ever gone offroading at night then you should know how the stars in the sky look brighter. It has always surprised me how much of a difference it makes to see the stars out in the middle of nowhere. It was also another reason I enjoyed the bonfires my friends had at The Wall.
If you've attended desert parties then you know the sky looks different from the view outside your home. Maybe because out in the desert there aren't any lights around and it is pitch black. But if you enjoy the view from the offroading spots in El Paso then you will love it in Fort Davis.
The McDonald Observatory is the place you must put on your bucket list if you haven't already. If you have always wanted to see the stars or even galaxies you can. I wouldn't mind driving just a little under 200 miles for a sight like that.
If you didn't know The McDonald Observatory is known for The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET). The HET is one of the world's largest optical telescopes that give you quite a view. Plus if you choose to visit The McDonald Observatory make sure you go when they're having a star party.
On Wednesday, October 27, The McDonald Observatory will be having a special livesteam program. They will conversate about the planets and maybe get to see some planets if the weather allows it. They will share the link for the YouTube stream as the event nears. You can learn a little more about The McDonald Observatory from Texas Co-op Power's YouTube video below. But you should put this place on your bucket list because The Texas Bucket List had and checked it off theirs.