The observatory's original instrument was an 82-inch reflector. Today, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope is one of the world's largest. The visitor center offers interpretive astronomy exhibits and programs including daytime tours, solar viewings, star parties, twilight programs and special viewing nights. Advance reservations recommended.
Daytime and evening schedules may vary. Visit the website for schedules, rates and reservations. Reservations are strongly recommended for holiday weekends and the summer months.
3640 Dark Sky Drive.
16 miles northwest via Texas 118, Spur 78.