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, Fall 2015

Dates (Day of Week):

September 14, 2015 

September 15, 2015   Asteroid Ceres is stationary, 2:00 EDT

September 23, 2015   

September 24, 2015   Mars 0.8 degrees north of Regulus, 1 P.M. EDT

September 30, 2015  Mercury is in inferior conjunction, 11 A.M. EDT

October 1, 2015

October 5, 2015 

October 6, 2015

October 14, 2015

October 15, 2015

October 19, 2015 

October 20, 2015   Last Quarter Moon

November 2, 2015

November 3, 2015

November 11, 2015   New Moon

November 12, 2015   Northern Taurid Meteor Shower Peak, 15 ZHR

November 19, 2015   Last Quarter Moon

November 20, 2015 


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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