Ann and David Honeycutt Terrace at the Bass Concert Hall.
The Explore UT event was rain or shine. Today we received a steady dose of rain. I saw soccer playing robots, a projection dance piece, a few other events, and rain. Yes, mostly rain.
As per the website, “The Skyspace is a naked-eye observatory in the heart of the main campus, where visitors view the sky through an opening in the ceiling called an oculus.” It can be found on the third floor rooftop garden of the Student Activity Center on the University of Texas campus. On rainy days, you get nice images of gray, black, and white.
At the Bass Concert Hall they still had a few last minute Friday night tickets for Mamma Mia. The musical was great and the music of ABBA is always cool.
When you are on campus, you have to stop for a few moments and admire the University of Texas Tower.
I left the McDonald Observatory with a camera full of photos and a nice serene feeling of a day well spent. I highly recommend that you visit this place if you find yourself in this beautiful area of Texas. It made me think about maybe having selected the career of Astronomer when I first started my studies in college. These guys and gals certainly have a gorgeous campus to work from.
I got to attend an event at the Frank Erwin Center today. This venue is located on the University of Texas campus, and plays host to large gatherings, basketball games, and concerts.
There is an innovative art exhibit on the third floor roof of the Student Activity Center on the University of Texas campus called The Color Inside. It is described on the website as “a naked-eye observatory in the heart of the main campus, where visitors view the sky through an opening in the ceiling called an oculus.” They discourage photography for some reason, but I found the space to be most photogenic on a sunny afternoon. I’ll need to return with my button hole spy camera during the sunset or sunrise hours to try for some even more awesome photos. Wish me luck!