McDonald Observatory

By far one of the most spectacular experiences at TPU is the bright stars of Big Bend – in fact Big Bend has the darkest skies in the lower 48 states! Participants and volunteers at Trans-Pecos Ultra receive a complimentary ticket to the “Star Party” at the world renowned McDonald Observatory on Saturday before the race. The tour includes night sky constellation tours and views of celestial objects through a number of telescopes varying in size up to a 24-inch Ritchey–Chrétien telescope in the Rebecca Gale Telescope Park at the Visitors Center. Are you ready to camp under the Big Bend stars?

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