FORT DAVIS ... one of the best preserved surviving Indian Wars' era frontier military posts in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, soldiers of Fort Davis protected emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and on the Chihuahua Trail.

Great Place for Hiking ~ Fort Davis, Texas - One of my all time Dave places!

McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas: Viewing Nights on the 36", 82" and 107" research telescopes, including overnight stays at their Astronomers' Lodge. [Another related article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/us/in-west-texas-a-gathering-to-consider-the-universe.html?_r=0]

McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas: Viewing Nights on the and research telescopes, including overnight stays at the Astronomer's Lodge.

The Milky Road, Ft. Davis, Texas (“the darkest spot in North America”) (via 500px / Photo “The Milky Road” by Larry Landolfi)

The Milky Road, Ft. Davis, Texas (“the darkest spot in North America”) (via / Photo “The Milky Road” by Larry Landolfi) I LOVE pics of the stars like this!

McDonald Observatory near Marfa and Big Bend.

McDonald Observatory is a Building in Fort Davis. Plan your road trip to McDonald Observatory in TX with Roadtrippers.

Fort Davis, Texas   #texas-- has a wonderful place with a gigantic telescope, and they have star, and planet watching on certain nights in the summer!

Sawtooth Mountain in Davis Mountains, Fort Davis, Texas

Fort Davis, Texas #texas-- has a wonderful place with a gigantic telescope, and they have star, and planet watching on certain nights in the summer!

Davis Mountains Overlook - Fort Davis, Texas

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McDonald Observatory  -  Fort Davis,  Texas

There are no words to describe how very much I miss seeing sky like this with my own eyes.

Drive the Fort Davis Scenic Loop and also walk around the Fort Davis downtown area to shop

Drive the Fort Davis Scenic Loop and also walk around the Fort Davis downtown area to shop

Old Texas Inn and Fort Davis Drug Store...old malt shop and hamburger joint too!

Old Texas Inn and Fort Davis Drug Store.old malt shop and hamburger joint too!

A view of the Milky Way from Fort Davis, Texas - one of the darkest night skies in North America and home of the McDonald Obervatory.

Under The Milky Way

NATURE/ starlight Montana- I'm sure I've already pinned this, and I haven't been very many places. But, Montana skies are by far the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

McDonald Observatory - Fort Davis, Texas

McDonald Observatory - Davis Mountains Loved my night over there, so beautiful those stars!

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