|Address:||2350 Tom Cole Rd, Ponder, TX 76259, USA|
Jon E. Hendrickson
This place is horribly suited events drawing a large number of people. My son and I drove out here to see the lunar eclipse three months ago, but did not even make it to the site. People were parking everywhere up and down the muddy, 2-lane dirt road leading up to the center. After we parked about half a mile away, we walked to within a quarter mile of the place and decided to turn around and go watch the lunar eclipse at home, due to the large, unregulated crowd. We may try going again for an event not as likely to draw such a large crowd, at which point I will update this review.
Very cool urban astronomy center, run by University of North Texas. Has a viewing program for the public on the first Friday of every month, weather permitting.
Some excellent views of the moon can be found here using their high powered telescopes. Worth checking out for information and a fun evening.
University of North Texas , astronomy lab aways from any Denton City light for better viewing of stars in night through various telescopes
David Hepburn III
Open House ($5 cash/check only) on the first Saturday of every month! Google UNT Star Party for more info.
Awesome Star viewing parties the first Saturday night of every month!
Equipped with expensive telescopes