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The students will have the opportunity to spend a few nights working with the public groups at the McDonald Observatory
Visitor Center. This world class hands on astronomy museum will put into perspective the roll of astronomical research and
major research facilities in public education.
One of the last weekends in the program will be spent in a trip to other nearby observatories in New Mexico.
Weekend trips to Big Bend National Park, Carlsbad Caverns, Monahans Sandhills, Roswell N.M., Natural Springs and
Guadalupe National Park are possible.
The local town of Fort Davis offers an authentic small town Americana experience including a fourth of July parade where
the observatory staff rides on the observatory fire truck.
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