About McDonald Observatory
The Frank N. Bash Visitors Center invites the public to learn about McDonald Observatory. The Visitors Center is located 16 miles NW of Fort Davis, Texas and offers daytime tours of the research facilities and solar viewing programs as well as evening Star Parties on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. Star Parties are evening/nighttime viewing programs using both the unaided eye and telescopes, conducted at the Visitors Center at the base of Mount Locke. More information on our extensive public programs is available on our website.