Travel to the Department of Astronomy
The Dept of Astronomy and the Austin offices of McDonald Observatory are located on the 15th floor of Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM),
at 2511 Speedway, on the southeast corner of Speedway and W. Dean Keaton St.
Open street parking, while available, is in high demand. The University encourages visitors to park in one of the nine garages on campus. Maps and rates are available here. The garages closest to Astronomy can be found on this map. Smaller, commercially run lots are also scattered around the campus perimeter.
Guests of the department can receive a discount by booking their stay through the department's travel office. The
establishments we use most frequently are listed here.
See also, the map at right.
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Doubletree Guest Suites Austin
Extended StayAmerica Austin - Town Lake
LaQuinta Inn Austin Capitol
Hotel Ella (formerly Mansion at Judge's Hill)
Star of Texas Inn
University of Texas Shuttle and Austin public transporation schedules can be found at the Capital Metro website.
By air, Austin is served by
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Restaurants, music and community events are covered by a weekly and a daily newspaper.
The Austin American-Statesman
Austin restaurants at: OpenTable
Public and community events, and a wealth of municipal information, can be found at:
Austin City Connection
The current weather.