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Description: Close-up photograph of the exterior of McDonald Observatory, a round, white building several stories tall, capped with a very large dome. A seal and text are visible above the entrance. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Some would designate the rough inaccessibility of the Davis Mountains of the Big Bend a handicap, but this resource has turned to great advantage. The McDonald Observatory was constructed on Mt. Locke in the Davis Mountains in the 1930's with money given to the University of Texas by William Johnson McDonald" (pp. 9-10).
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Marfa Public Library

NASA Plaque at Johnson Space Center

Description: Photograph of a plaque mounted on a stone pillar outside the Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas. Text: "NASA - Johnson Space Center, National Historic Landmark, designated by United States Dept. of the Interior." The building is visible in the background.
Date: May 3, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries


Description: Cylindrical brass box (a) houses sextant (b) and doubles as screw on base. Two part telescope (c) can be attached to sextant by screw (d); engraved: "Troughton & Simms, London"
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

StarDate, Volume 39, Number 4, July/August 2011

Description: This is a bimonthly publication of the McDonald Observatory discussing research, news, and other topics of interest related to astronomy and science. The publication offers key featured articles, miscellaneous astronomy information, a a current star chart, a calendar of astronomical events, and a Q&A titled Dear Merlin.
Date: July 2011
Creator: McDonald Observatory
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department