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Address: 16942 Ranch Road 2341, Canyon of the Eagles Resort, Burnet, TX 78611-3168
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The astronomer on duty is truly AMAZING, very informative, fun to listen and knowledgeable. Great with kids and adults' questions. I wish I could stay longer. I learned a lot of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The astronomer on duty is truly AMAZING, very informative, fun to listen and knowledgeable. Great with kids and adults' questions. I wish I could stay longer. I learned a lot of new things. I've been to other observatories but he truly transmitted his passion for the Universe. If you are in the area don't miss this place.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We really enjoyed the guided time of star gazing. It was mesmerizing. Everyone got a turn to look through the giant telescope and the instructor was fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

This is an outstanding evening of stargazing, led by Jim, who was most knowledgeable and friendly. There are two telescopes for star viewing and Jim educates viewers about the constellations in a very accessible manner. Make sure to dress warmly as this is an outdoor experience, which we were not aware of. As hotel guests, we felt they could have... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

This observatory is about thirty minutes from "downtown" Burnet at the Canyon of the Eagles Resort. We highly recommend a trip to the resort and you can see more about that in our trip advisor review. The drive is long enough (from Austin) that you probably don't want to drive all the way out there unless you are staying in... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

29 "stations" where members can set up their own telescopes, and a planetarium with 12.5 and 16" telescopes - if you're not a member of the Austin Astrological Society you can attend on "public night" and see the stars for free -- they post the monthly public night on their website.

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Thank Carol M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Went to Star viewing Saturday and Sunday. Why go both nights ? Why not, wouldn't and couldn't miss meeting Jim, and our love of the stars brought us back on Sunday evening. Saturday was very crowded, but Sunday was much better. We actually had the opportunity to look through the telescopes more then once. It was a treat it was... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Wow! The observatory is a must do up you can work it in to your visit at Canyon of the Eagles. Astronomer host "Jim" was very informative and set up several amazing views through the two large telescopes. The location is far from any city lights, allowing spectacular night viewing. Programs are offered on Wednesday eve. We were just lucky... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

We went on an evening when the Austin Astrological Society was set up so we got to see a number of neat celestial places, like Jupiter, Saturn, Beetlejuice, and of course the moon!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

We went to a Solar Sunday lecture - the astronomer clearly loves his topic and welcomes participation/questions of all kinds...recommended if you are interested in this topic

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

There were two huge telescopes and a guide talking and answering questions. The clouds rolled in but he had several clips about different things regarding space, planets and stars.

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