2018 Winter Board of Visitors Meeting

We request the pleasure of your company at the February 2018 Astronomy Program Board of Visitors Meeting, which will be held Friday, February 16 - Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Please join us Friday, February 16 at 3 PM at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center for Science Discussion Groups and a reception and dinner.


The BOV meeting will reconvene on Saturday, February 17 at the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building for a day of meetings, speakers, and science discussion groups. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided. 


Click here to register, then proceed to click the green "REGISTER" button. Participants will be given the option to register for both days and Friday or Saturday only.


If you have any issues or need assistance with your registration, please email bovevent@gmail.com or call Katie J. Parker at 512-471-3303.


Thank you for your astronomical support!



Pricing Structure:

Early Bird registration rates available through January 12, 2018

Regular registration rates available through January 27, 2018

Late registration rates available through February 6, 2018


No refunds available after 4 PM January 25, 2018 


Schedule of Events

Friday, February 16, 2018

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

2110 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712 ( map )

3:00-5:00 pm Science Discussion Groups

6:30-7:30 pm Reception for BOV and Invited Guests

7:30-9:30 pm Dinner with Keynote Speaker


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Peter O’Donnell Jr. Building (POB)

201 East 24th Street, Austin, TX 78712 ( map )

7:30-8:30 am Registration and Breakfast 

8:45-9:00 am Welcome and Donor Recognitions

9:00-9:45 am Board of Visitors Meeting

9:45-10:15 am Coffee Break

10:15-11:00 am Guest Speaker(s), Astronomy Department Chair, and McDonald Observatory Director

11:00a-12:00 pm Science Talks

12:00-1:15 pm Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm Great Lecture

2:30-3:30 pm Science Discussion Groups


Program Agenda: A detailed program agenda for the meeting will be sent via email address, can be found online at http://www.as.utexas.edu/bov and printed copies will be available on-site at the meeting. 


Hotel Reservations: Due to this year's change in event location, there will be no hotel block provided. There are plenty of close-by, reasonably priced options available for lodging. 


Nearby hotel options:

  • AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave, meetattexas.com, (512) 404-1900
  • Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande St, hotelella.com, (512) 495-1800
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/ Capitol,1701 Lavaca St, hotel-austintx.com(512) 499-8881