Observatory Schedule - Fall 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?
August 31, 2020 Jupiter, Saturn, Moon
September 2, 2020 Jupiter, Saturn, Moon
September 8, 2020 Jupiter & Saturn
September 10, 2020 Jupiter & Saturn
September 16,2020
September 18, 2020
September 21, 2020
September 24, 2020
September 29, 2020
October 2, 2020 Jupiter and Saturn, Mars begins to rise, Moon
October 5, 2020 Planets!
October 7, 2020 Planets!
October 13, 2020 Planets!
October 15, 2020 Planets!
October 19, 2020 Planets!
October 21, 2020 Planets!...last chance for gas giants
October 27, 2020 Mars
October 28, 2020 Mars
November 2, 2020 Mars
November 5, 2020 Mars

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.