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An evening to remember

It’s still good to bring a flashlight with red cellophane over the lens, even though the paths here... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Mariah S
Austin, Texas
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Enjoyed it

We were the only ones that showed up recently to view the night sky. Perhaps it was because it was... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Missouri City, Texas
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16942 Ranch Road 2341, Canyon of the Eagles Resort, Burnet, TX 78611-3168
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

It’s still good to bring a flashlight with red cellophane over the lens, even though the paths here at Canyon of the Eagles Park are now nicely illuminated with red lights. For $7 per adult, this is an excellent experience. Leave your sleepy toddlers at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mariah S
Reviewed 7 April 2018

There were two very powerful telescopes which the presenter set up for the group to view planets, and etc. The extremely knowledgable presenter quickly went 'over our heads' but for those more more educated in astronomy it would be an excellent visit. Unfortunately it was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Hrsdean
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We were the only ones that showed up recently to view the night sky. Perhaps it was because it was very cloudy. It worked out better for us because we had the astronomer all to ourselves. He shared his knowledge of the night sky with...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The astronomer is very knowledgeable and entertaining the place is perfect for star gazing , the observatory is nothing exciting it's a shack with two huge telescopes but the stars you see it's amazing just have to have a clear night

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Whobetterthanace414
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This was an incredible experience that completely exceeded my expectations. The observatory itself is awesome, as the roof rolls off the building so you're exposed to the open sky. Then there are two powerful, beautifully designed telescopes that follow stars as the plant moves. The...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank zaggagal
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Even though the conditions weren't ideal for star gazing the night that we went, Astronomer Jim Sheets is a wealth of knowledge and helped explain the vastness and beauty of the universe. Be sure to check it out - you won't be disappointed!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank SabRN
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank ViaggiPlus
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.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank jdshouse
Reviewed 4 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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank elizabethe761
Reviewed 17 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...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank austinjjc
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22 February 2017|
Response from Hrsdean | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn't respond in time to help you, but we're new to Trip Advisor site and didn't know we should look for questions. Going to answer now as it might help others. On a clear night the star viewing at the Eagle Eye... More