Observatory & Planetarium Schedules

Sam Houston State University Planetarium Schedule, Spring 2016      





January 29, 2016

7:00 p.m.

From Earth to the Universe

February 26, 2016

7:00 p.m.


April 8, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Magic Tree House


April 29, 2016

7:00 p.m.

From Earth to the Universe

Mercury Transit on 5/9 

May 13, 2016

7:00 p.m.


Last Quarter Moon

May 20, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Magic Tree House

Mars Opposition on 5/22 

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The planetarium is located in the Farrington Building Room 102. Admission is free. For more information, contact Mike Prokosch at 936-294-3664. 

For a complete list of all shows available, please check out http://shsu-planetarium.wikispaces.com/. Clear Skies!


Sam Houston State University Observatory Schedule, Spring 2016

Dates (Day of Week):

February 3, 2016 

February 4, 2016

February 9, 2016   

February 10, 2016

February 17, 2016

February 19, 2016

February 24, 2016 

February 25, 2016

February 29, 2016

March 1, 2016  Last Quarter Moon

March 15, 2016 

March 16, 2016  C/2013 X1 (Comet PanSTARRS) solar conjunction

March 23, 2016  Full Moon

March 24, 2016  Minor Meteor Shower

March 28, 2016

March 30, 2016

April 5, 2016

April 7, 2016  New Moon


Time (for all dates): 8:00 p.m.

These are all of the possible dates for the observatory. Any of these dates can and will be canceled if the weather is raining. If the weather is merely overcast, the lab at the observatory will remain a go but with different requirements. Call 936-294-3664 to see if the observatory lab has been canceled. Students arriving later than 15 minutes after start time will not be admitted. Arrive early. Bring a red flashlight and expect mosquitoes. Spring semesters are cold in the evening. Dress Warm!

There will be no makeup days for any labs canceled. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Dr. Miller. 

The address to the observatory is 26 Knox Circle, Huntsville, Texas... that is the address you should use with Google Maps. Allow for 25 minutes of drive time once you leave campus.

Directions to Observatory:


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