Of all the things to do in Dripping Springs and the many ways to enjoy nature at Caliterra, few things can beat the Reimers Observatory in Dripping Springs! Since Dripping Springs is a Dark Sky Community, it’s the perfect place for exceptional stargazing. As one of our favorite Dripping Springs attractions, here are a few more things to know about Reimers Observatory.
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About Reimers Observatory
Reimers Observatory is a public facility that opened in 2015 and is operated by Travis County Parks. It’s located in the popular Reimers Ranch Park and has quickly become a community favorite among Texas Hill Country residents. Not only do you get to look at a sky full of stars, but you and your kids can also learn about the constellations, planets and other interstellar bodies during the observatory’s public astronomy programs.
Like Seeing the Stars for the First Time
Since Dripping Springs is one of the very few American cities that is a certified Dark Sky Community, it only makes sense that our city would have some of the best views of the night sky possible. With Reimers Observatory’s two high-powered telescopes, you’ll be able to see the stars like you’ve never seen them before. As you can imagine, everyone wants to experience the view from the observatory, which leads us to our final point.
Make a Reservation
The Reimers Observatory is one of the most popular Dripping Springs attractions, so if you want to see the night sky like never before, you’ll need to make a reservation. Not only are reservations recommended, they’re required to attend an observatory program. All of their programs run from 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM, and you can make your Reimers Observatory reservation here.
If stargazing isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry. There are plenty of things to do in Dripping Springs, like touring one of the new homes in our master-planned community. For more information on Caliterra in Dripping Springs, contact us today.