Board of Visitors
The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory and Department of Astronomy Board of Visitors is a supporters' group for the Texas Astronomy Program. It includes business people, educators, attorneys, scientists, artists, architects, and engineers, from throughout Texas and the United States.
The Board of Visitors has accomplished great things for the Texas astronomy program, from funding chairs, professorships, and fellowships, to helping with private contributions to build the magnificent Hobby-Eberly Telescope, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment, the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center, and much more. In addition, the Board of Visitors provides annual discretionary funding for the observatory director and department chair.
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Vision Plan [pdf]
A Vision of Excellence in Astronomy, prepared by the Strategic Planning Committee with input from the entire Astronomy Program.
Board of Visitors Summer meeting 2016
July 29-30, 2016
Board of Visitors Winter meeting 2017
February 24-25, 2017
Board of Visitors Summer meeting 2017
July 21-22, 2015
Board of Visitors Winter meeting 2018
February 23-24, 2018 more >>