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... throats. Fortunately they were feeling well enough to go to McDonald Observatory that night. We had come across the observatory in a number of our readings and heard the "star party" was not to be missed. It is part of the University of Texas and is located way up on the top of the Davis Mountain range. We toured through the exhibits inside first then when it was completely dark they invited everyone ...
... moon! Poor planning I guess, but things might work-out
for the better when we reach Bryce Canyon. Star Gazing involves a lot
We will soon leave this desert, then,
if I remember my geography, (no reference book with out Wi-Fi), we
will cross into the Great Desert of the Salt Lake.?.
In the meantime, here are some of the
sights from Davis Mountain, in Jeff Davis County, Tx.. You might ...
... you get about 4, 50% off coupons for camping when you buy the pass). The campground looks up towards the mountains and it is an easy ride of about 11 miles up route 118 to the University of Texas McDonald’s Observatory. There are 94 sites for tents, w & e, and full hookups. Bath houses were OK. Sites for full hookups 17 to 28 did not seem to be level but the area we were in 1-16 were very level and great sites. There is ...
... orbits. We also learned a new Zodiac sign called Ophiucus. The Star Party was equally as enjoyable – there were many telescopes set up outside of the observatory with people to tell you what you were looking at. There were about 700 people there (compared with 1000 the night before) and we stood in line at the telescopes, but not for more than 10 minutes or so. We saw the Pliades, Jupiter, Orian Nebula, M81, M82, Messier 35, Panstaar ...
After some considerations we chose to drive for some hours south east towards national parks, and see where we got to. Stop here or there and walk in the nature.
On our way we saw big, bulky, shiny, cool trucks. Also the train, dozens of wagons stretching from far ahead of us to somewhere back behind us.
We made a stop in Marfa. The ...