Observatory & Planetarium Schedules

Sam Houston State University Planetarium Schedule, Summer 2018      





June 7, 2018


Two Small Pieces of Glass

June 14, 2018


Bizarre Moons

June 21, 2018


Two Small Pieces of Glass

Summer Solstice

June 28, 2018


Bizarre Moons

July 12, 2018


Two Small Pieces of Glass

New Moon

July 26, 2018


Bizarre Moons

August 2, 2018


Two Small Pieces of Glass

August 9, 2018



Perseid Meteor Shower Soon

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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.

Clear Skies!


Sam Houston State University Observatory Schedule, Spring 2018

Dates (Day of Week):

January 29, 2018

January 31, 2018     Full Moon

February 6, 2018

February 72018     Last Quarter Moon

February 152018     New Moon

February 162018

February 192018

February 212018

February 262018

March 2, 2018

March 52018

March 72018

March 202018     Vernal Equinox

March 232018

March 262018

March 272018

April 3, 2018

April 52018

April 102018

April 112018     Last day for observatory lab

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 and cold weather... DRESS WARM! 

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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