Observatory & Planetarium Schedules

Sam Houston State University Planetarium Schedule, Summer 2017      

Date

Time

Show

Notes

June 28, 2017

7 p.m.

Exploding Universe

July 5, 2017

7 p.m.

Sunstruck

July 12, 2017

7 p.m.

Exploding Universe

July 19, 2017

7 p.m.

Sunstruck

August 2, 2017

7 p.m.

The Dark Matter Mystery

Premier Showing. 

38-min. runtime.

August 9, 2017

7 p.m.

Exploding Universe

Solar eclipse in 12 days.

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The planetarium is located in the Farrington Building Room 102. Admission is free. For more information or a complete list of shows available, contact Mike Prokosch at 936-294-3664, or follow us on Facebook.

Clear Skies!

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Sam Houston State University Observatory Schedule, Spring 2017

Dates (Day of Week):

February 6, 2017 

February 7, 2017

February 15, 2017   Comet 2P/Encke heads through Pisces

February 16, 2017

February 20, 2017

February 24, 2017

February 28, 2017

March 1, 2017

March 8, 2017

March 9, 2017

March 20, 2017   Last Quarter Moon

March 22, 2017

March 28, 2017

March 29, 2017  Possible Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

April 3, 2017  First Quarter Moon

April 4, 2017   Possible Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

April 12, 2017 

April 13, 2017 

April 19, 2017  Last Quarter Moon

April 20, 2017 

 

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.

The address to the observatory is 26 Knox Circle, Huntsville, Texas...that is the address you should use with Google Maps. Allow for 25 minutes of drive time once you leave campus.

Directions to Observatory:

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