McDonald hosts one of the nodes of the Las Cumbres Observatory Global
Telescope and receives 15% of the telescope time on the global network.
The first 1 m telescope in the network achieved first-light at McDonald
on March 31, 2012.
McDonald hosts one of the two robotically controlled telescopes of the MONET project. The twin is located
in South Africa. Installation in West Texas began in November 2005. The Observatory will likely receive a 10-15% share
of each instrument.