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View the night sky at Eagle Eye Observatory

Astronomer Jim Sheets will guide you through a night sky session at Eagle Eye Observatory located in Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park & Resort in Burnet. File photo

Gaze at the wonders of the universe at Eagle Eye Observatory during weekly sessions guided by astronomer Jim Sheets. The observatory is located in Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park & Resort, 16942 RR 2341 in Burnet.

Public sessions are at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Other sessions are only open to the resort's overnight guests. No two are alike. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and look through the observatory's modern telescopes with computer-enhanced imaging.

Session cost is $10 plus tax. Groups are limited to 20 people for maximum enjoyment and social distancing, so reservations and prepayment are required. Call 512-334-2070 ext. 1 to purchase tickets.

Session attendees ages 11 and older who are not staying at the resort also must pay a park entrance fee of $8. Discounts are given to seniors and veterans. Stop at the resort front desk for your ticket into the observatory session. Sessions start promptly, so arrive early.

Visitors also may enjoy other resort amenities, including nature trails, the lakefront, and a firepit — all included with the park entrance fee.

For more information on what you can expect at the Eagle Eye Observatory, visit its webpage on the Canyon of the Eagles website.

For more on the resort, dining options, overnight reservations, and other programs and events, visit the main website or call 512-334-2070.

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