Inside the McDonald Observatory’s Mission to Preserve the Darkest Skies in West Texas

Bill Wren remembers the night sky rising like wallpaper above him when he was a child in rural Missouri. But after a move to Houston in 1970 when he was 15, lights from the city’s sprawl obscured all but a few stars. It wasn’t until he was 21 years old, on a camping trip to … Continue reading Inside the McDonald Observatory’s Mission to Preserve the Darkest Skies in West Texas