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. --Detail

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
Star of Texas Inn

University of Texas Shuttle and Austin public transporation schedules can be found at the Capital Metro website.

Capital Metro

By air, Austin is served by

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Austin Area
Restaurants, music and community events are covered by a weekly and a daily newspaper.

The Chronicle
The Austin American-Statesman

Austin 360

Austin restaurants at: OpenTable

Public and community events, and a wealth of municipal information, can be found at:

Austin City Connection

The current weather.


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