Observatory Schedule - Spring 2019

The SHSU Observatory is located off campus at 26 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.

Dates   (Day of Week):

January 30   (Wednesday)

January 31   (Thursday)

February 4   (Monday)   —   New Moon   (Extra Dark Sky)

February 5   (Tuesday)

February 14   (Thursday)

February 15   (Friday)

February 18   (Monday)

February 19   (Tuesday)   —   Full Moon at Perigree   (Supermoon)

February 27   (Wednesday)

March 1   (Friday)

March 5   (Tuesday)

March 6   (Wednesday)   —   New Moon   (Extra Dark Sky)

March 18   (Monday)

March 19   (Tuesday)

March 27   (Wednesday)   —   Last Quarter Moon

March 28   (Thursday)

April 1   (Monday)

April 4   (Thursday)

April 10   (Wednesday)

April 11   (Thursday)   —   Last Observatory Date

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.