Observatory Schedule - Fall 2019

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?
September 10, 2019
September 12, 2019 Moon almost Full
September 16, 2019
September 18, 2019 Last chance to see Jupiter
September 26, 2019 Nice, dark skies...NO MOON!
September 27, 2019 Nice, dark skies...NO MOON!
September 30, 2019
October 2, 2019
October 10, 2019
October 11, 2019 Bright Moon
October 14, 2019 Moon just past Full
October 16, 2019 Last chance to see Saturn
October 22, 2019 Orionid Meteor Shower
October 24, 2019 Nice, dark skies...NO MOON!
October 28, 2019 Nice, dark skies...NO MOON!
October 29, 2019
November 7, 2019
November 8, 2019
November 11, 2019
November 14, 2019

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.