The Darkest Place in The United States

Trip Start Jul 09, 2009
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Trip End Aug 12, 2009


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Friday, July 17, 2009

We went to the McDonald Obseratory, it was near Fort Davis, Texas.  It is on top of a big mountain.  We left at 11:30am and got there at 1:45 pm.  The tour started at 2pm and ended at 4:30pm.  We toured two big telescopes and watched how they moved.  The biggest telescope is the 3rd largest in the world.  We ate dinner in Fort Davis - a BBQ again!  We didn't get back to the RV until midnight.  Sylvia crawled up on the bed and we both went to sleep.  We went to the twilight progam and the starlight program.  I saw the Milky Way, the Swan Nebula, twin stars, the red giant!  The red super giant was another star we saw.  I saw a galaxy 3,000 light years away.  I saw Saturn's biggest moon - Titan!
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