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Eagle Eye Observatory

16942 Ranch Road 2341, Canyon of the Eagles Resort, Burnet, TX 78611-3168
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Very informative & fun

The astronomer is very knowledgeable and entertaining the place is perfect for star gazing , the... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Whobetterthanace414
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Puts life in perspective! A must see!

This was an incredible experience that completely exceeded my expectations. The observatory itself... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
zaggagal
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16942 Ranch Road 2341, Canyon of the Eagles Resort, Burnet, TX 78611-3168
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The astronomer is very knowledgeable and entertaining the place is perfect for star gazing , the observatory is nothing exciting it's a shack with two huge telescopes but the stars you see it's amazing just have to have a clear night

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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This was an incredible experience that completely exceeded my expectations. The observatory itself is awesome, as the roof rolls off the building so you're exposed to the open sky. Then there are two powerful, beautifully designed telescopes that follow stars as the plant moves. The...More

Thank zaggagal
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Even though the conditions weren't ideal for star gazing the night that we went, Astronomer Jim Sheets is a wealth of knowledge and helped explain the vastness and beauty of the universe. Be sure to check it out - you won't be disappointed!

Thank SabRN
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The astronomer on duty is truly AMAZING, very informative, fun to listen and knowledgeable. Great with kids and adults' questions. I wish I could stay longer. I learned a lot of new things. I've been to other observatories but he truly transmitted his passion for...More

Thank cdc2509
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We really enjoyed the guided time of star gazing. It was mesmerizing. Everyone got a turn to look through the giant telescope and the instructor was fascinating.

Thank jdshouse
Reviewed 5 March 2016

This is an outstanding evening of stargazing, led by Jim, who was most knowledgeable and friendly. There are two telescopes for star viewing and Jim educates viewers about the constellations in a very accessible manner. Make sure to dress warmly as this is an outdoor...More

Thank elizabethe761
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This observatory is about thirty minutes from "downtown" Burnet at the Canyon of the Eagles Resort. We highly recommend a trip to the resort and you can see more about that in our trip advisor review. The drive is long enough (from Austin) that you...More

Thank austinjjc
Reviewed 21 October 2015

29 "stations" where members can set up their own telescopes, and a planetarium with 12.5 and 16" telescopes - if you're not a member of the Austin Astrological Society you can attend on "public night" and see the stars for free -- they post the...More

Thank 2017Carol
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Went to Star viewing Saturday and Sunday. Why go both nights ? Why not, wouldn't and couldn't miss meeting Jim, and our love of the stars brought us back on Sunday evening. Saturday was very crowded, but Sunday was much better. We actually had the...More

Thank Mollymom210
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Wow! The observatory is a must do up you can work it in to your visit at Canyon of the Eagles. Astronomer host "Jim" was very informative and set up several amazing views through the two large telescopes. The location is far from any city...More

Thank DrQuinnVA
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