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McDonald Observatory

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McDonald Observatory - University of Texas at Austin

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Fort Davis and McDonald Observatory drone footage

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A Star Party at McDonald Observatory

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McDonald Observatory The Drive

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What does a $13,500,000 Telescope Look Like? McDonald Observatory

The McDonald Observatory is an astronomical observatory located near the unincorporated community of Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. The facility is located on Mount Locke in the Davis Mountains of West Texas, with additional facilities on Mount Fowlkes, approximately 1.3 kilometers (0.81 mi) to the northeast. The observatory is part of the University of Texas at Austin. It is an organized research unit of the College of Natural Sciences.
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