Observatory Schedule - Spring 2020

The SHSU Observatory is located off campus at 39 Knox Circle, Huntsville, Texas. The observatory is open several nights per month, on various days of the week, according to the schedule provided below. All observatory meetings begin promptly at 8:00 PM. Allow for 25 minutes of drive time once you leave campus, and plan to arrive early. Detailed directions to the observatory are available here.

DateAnything Special to See?
January 27, 2020
January 29, 2020
February 4, 2020
February 5, 2020
February 10,2020
February 13, 2020 Dark skies tonight
February 18, 2020 The Moon to block Mars in pre-dawn skies
February 21, 2020
February 24, 2020
February 27, 2020
March 3, 2020 First Quarter Moon
March 4, 2020
March 18, 2020
March 20, 2020
March 23, 2020 Dark skies...New Moon
March 25, 2020 Dark skies...New Moon
March 30, 2020
March 31, 2020 First Quarter Moon tomorrow
April 13, 2020 Dark Skies tonight
April 16, 2020

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. Call 936-294-3664 to see if the observatory lab has been canceled. Real-time viewing conditions and 360° observatory camera are available here. Students arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted. Bring a red flashlight and expect mosquitoes and/or cold weather — dress warmly if chilly conditions apply! There will be no makeup days for any labs canceled. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Dr. Scott Miller.