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==Get in==
 
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Fort Davis is 30 miles north of [[Marfa]] on Route 67.
 
Fort Davis is 30 miles north of [[Marfa]] on Route 67.
  
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*The '''McDonald Observatory''' [http://mcdonaldobservatory.org] is atop Mt. Locke. By day, visitors can tour the telescopes and the planetarium ($8 adult, $7 children), which are owned by the University of Texas. The real attraction, though, are the '''Star Parties''' ($10 adult, $8 children) after dusk on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. (Nov-Mar: 7:30PM, Apr-Aug: 9:30PM, Sep-Oct: 9PM) Two of the observatory's more powerful telescopes - as well as several smaller ones - are set up outside for visitors to catch a startlingly clear glimpse of star clusters, distant galaxies and even a member or two of this solar system. The altitude and the remote location ensures that light pollution is kept to a minimum, and enthusiastic guides are on hand to explain exactly what the scopes are showing. Bring a warm jacket regardless of the season, as the temperature drops rather steeply at night.
* The '''McDonald Observatory''' [http://mcdonaldobservatory.org] is atop Mt. Locke. By day, visitors can tour the telescopes and the planetarium ($8 adult, $7 children), which are owned by the University of Texas. The real attraction, though, are the '''Star Parties''' ($10 adult, $8 children) after dusk on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. (Nov-Mar: 7:30 P.M., Apr-Aug: 9:30 P.M., Sep-Oct: 9:00 P.M.) Two of the observatory's more powerful telescopes - as well as several smaller ones - are set up outside for visitors to catch a startlingly clear glimpse of star clusters, distant galaxies and even a member or two of this solar system. The altitude and the remote location ensures that light pollution is kept to a minimum, and enthusiastic guides are on hand to explain exactly what the scopes are showing. Bring a warm jacket regardless of the season, as the temperature drops rather steeply at night.
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*'''Lajitas Stables''', [http://www.lajitasstables.com/fortdavis.htm].
* '''Lajitas Stables''' [http://www.lajitasstables.com/fortdavis.htm]
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==Buy==
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*[[Marfa]]
* [[Marfa]]
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*[[El Paso]]
* [[El Paso]]
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*[[Big Bend National Park]]
* [[Big Bend National Park]]
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Revision as of 22:16, 16 July 2007

Fort Davis [1] is a town in the Big Bend Country region of Texas.

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Get in

Fort Davis is 30 miles north of Marfa on Route 67.

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See

  • The McDonald Observatory [2] is atop Mt. Locke. By day, visitors can tour the telescopes and the planetarium ($8 adult, $7 children), which are owned by the University of Texas. The real attraction, though, are the Star Parties ($10 adult, $8 children) after dusk on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. (Nov-Mar: 7:30PM, Apr-Aug: 9:30PM, Sep-Oct: 9PM) Two of the observatory's more powerful telescopes - as well as several smaller ones - are set up outside for visitors to catch a startlingly clear glimpse of star clusters, distant galaxies and even a member or two of this solar system. The altitude and the remote location ensures that light pollution is kept to a minimum, and enthusiastic guides are on hand to explain exactly what the scopes are showing. Bring a warm jacket regardless of the season, as the temperature drops rather steeply at night.

Do

  • Lajitas Stables, [3].

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