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Eagle Eye Observatory
Ranked #7 of 19 things to do in Burnet
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Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Seeing the stars and moon though a super high powered telescope is really a fun experience. It is much cooler than just seeing a picture of the moon.... seeing it in person is really neat. The astronomer on duty was so kind and informative - you can tell he loves what he does. He definitely got me interested in learning more about the universe.

Visited August 2012
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Austin, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Touch the Sky”
Reviewed 5 July 2012

The astronomer was very patient because everyone had the freedom to come anytime after sundown, so I'm sure he answered the same questions from many people during the night. The telescopes are awesome!

Visited June 2012
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Round Rock, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

Great view of the night sky when the weather behaves! The views from the telescopes are amazing and the volunteer staff is great with helping those of us who are less educated with seeing some amazing sites through the scopes!

Visited January 2012
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2 Thank Thomas G
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
713 reviews
313 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Pierce the wonders of the night sky”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

The Austin Astronomical Society runs the observatory which is open to the public only a few (weekend) nights a month. There is more access if you are staying at the Canyon of the Eagles Resort. The volunteers at the telescope were enthusiastic and knowledgeable about what to see in the sky. They shared their enthusiasm and wonder of the night sky. With the 2 telescopes available, you may be able to see the moon, planets (including their moons), stars, nebulae, shooting starts, satellites, and galaxies far, far away. Hope for a clear night and be prepared for any cold weather. The viewing here is very good because there is less light pollution then many other areas. Be on the lookout for nocturnal creatures as well (i.e., armadillos). Certain nights may get other Society members to bring out their telescopes as well to have a big viewing party. Lots of fun and learn something new.

Visited February 2012
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