Observatory Schedule - Fall 2023

Call 936-294-3664 to see if a scheduled observatory lab has been cancelled.

Any of the listed observatory access dates can and will be canceled if there is rain. If the sky is merely overcast, the lab at the observatory will go on, but with modified activities. Bring a red flashlight and expect mosquitoes and/or cold weather. Dress warmly if chilly conditions apply! Students arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted.

There will be no makeup days for any labs canceled.

The nights listed here are only for SHSU students who are taking the lab.

DateTimeAstronomy Notes for the Day
Monday, September 11th 8:00pm
Tuesday, September 12th 8:00pm
Wednesday, September 20th 8:00pm Saturn looks awesome this semester!
Thursday, September 21st 8:00pm
Wednesday, September 27th 8:00pm
Friday, September 29th 8:00pm Full Moon
Monday, October 2nd 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 3rd 8:00pm
Monday, October 9th 8:00pm
Thursday, October 12th 8:00pm Annular Eclipse in Two Days!
Tuesday, October 17th 8:00pm
Friday, October 20th 8:00pm
Monday, October 23rd 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 25th 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 31st 8:00pm
Thursday, November 2nd 8:00pm Jupiter Reaches Opposition Tomorrow
Wednesday, November 8th 8:00pm
Friday, November 10th 8:00pm
Monday, November 13th 8:00pm New Moon
Wednesday, November 15th 8:00pm

A Google Map for the observatory can be found here:  https://goo.gl/maps/5chyK3ctBJQTpLAc6

For field trips and public viewing nights contact Mike Prokosch at mwp007@shsu.edu.