Observatory & Planetarium Schedules

Sam Houston State University Planetarium Schedule, Summer 2015      





Thursday, June 11

3:00 p.m.

Back To The Moon For Good


Thursday, June 18

3:00 p.m.

Magic Treehouse: Space Mission


Thursday, July 9

3:00 p.m.

Back To The Moon For Good


Tuesday, July 14

7:30 p.m.



Thursday, July 16

3:00 p.m.

Magic Treehouse: Space Mission


Thursday, July 23

3:00 p.m.

Back To The Moon For Good


Thursday, July 30

3:00 p.m.

Magic Treehouse: Space Mission


Thursday, August 6

3:00 p.m.

Back To The Moon For Good


Thursday, August 13

3:00 p.m.

Magic Treehouse: Space Mission


 magic treehouse

Immerse yourself in a race to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings.

Learn about the history of lunar exploration, and the Moon’s resources. Discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration.

Narrated by Tim Allen, BACK TO THE MOON FOR GOOD presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires. 

Travel with the brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Tree House as they discover a note that asks them to answer a series of six questions about space. With the help of the astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie are taken on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning.

This exciting voyage will carry visitors to the planets and far out into the Universe where Jack and Annie nearly get… Well, we don’t want to give it away. The adventure is just beginning!

The planetarium is located in the Farrington Building Room 102, email Mike Prokosch at mwp007@shsu.edu for more information.


Sam Houston State University Observatory Schedule, Spring 2015

Dates (Day of Week):

February 2, 2015 (M)

February 3, 2015 (T)  Full Moon

February 11, 2015 (W)  Last Quarter Moon

February 12, 2015 (Th)  Comet Lovejoy may still be visible

February 16, 2015 (M)  Algol at minimum, centered at 8:19

February 17, 2015 (T)  New Moon tomorrow

February 25, 2015 (W)  

February 26, 2015 (Th)

March 4, 2015 (W)

March 5, 2015 (Th)  Full Moon

March 19, 2015 (Th)  

March 20, 2015 (F)  New Moon, Equinox

March 25, 2015 (W)

March 26, 2015 (Th)  First Quarter tomorrow

March 31, 2015 (M)

April 1, 2015 (W)

April 7, 2015 (T)

April 10, 2015 (F) 


Time (for all dates): 8:00 p.m.

These are all of the possible dates for the observatory. Any of these dates can and will be canceled if the weather is raining. If the weather is merely overcast, the lab at the observatory will remain a go but with different requirements. Call 936-294-3664 to see if the observatory lab has been canceled.  Students arriving later than 15 minutes after start time will not be admitted. Arrive early. Bring a red flashlight and expect mosquitoes.

There will be no makeup days for any labs canceled. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Dr. Miller.

Directions to Observatory:


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