ASTRONOMY AT COMANCHE SPRINGS
Explore Unknown Frontiers at Comanche Springs!
The inherent mystery of the vast expanses of the universe captures imaginations of students and adults and provides a significant opportunity to develop interest in math and science. Astronomy gives perspective of our place in the cosmos.
We offer some of the largest and most advanced telescope equipment available to amateur astronomers and students, from the largest privately-owned collection of Obsession Dobsonian telescopes to the 25 x 150mm Fujinon binoculars.
Catch a glimpse of the heavens through one of pieces equipment.
3RF can provide telescopic views through equipment as large as 30” aperture!
You shouldn’t miss the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the heavens through one of the largest refractors in Texas, the recently rebuilt 15” D&G achromat. Other equipment includes Stellarvue, Tele Vue, Takahashi refractors, the 8″ TMB apochromatic refractor, SBIG imaging CCDs, Coronado H-Alpha Solar filters/scopes, several Skyrover Starchairs, and a number of Couch Potato binocular chairs by Sim Picheloup of Houston, TX.
3RF brings astronomy to those who can’t make it to Comanche Springs via our StarSTruck™ program. It is available to groups ranging from public and private schools, universities, astronomy clubs, scouting groups or any group that is interested in astronomy education. Visit our Educational Outreach page for more information. These mobile “observatories” can service the North Texas area bounded by Lubbock, Abilene, and Rockwall to the south and east, and northward to the Red River. Our astronomy department offers workshops in subjects of astrophotography, equipment use and maintenance, as well as science topics such as Astrophysics in a Nutshell. Staff, visiting astronomers, and expert volunteers serve as instructors.