Observatory & Planetarium Schedules

Sam Houston State University Planetarium Schedule, Spring 2015      



January 30, 2015

3000 Years of Astronomy

February 20, 2015

Exploding Universe

March 27, 2015

Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

April 24, 2015

Dark: Understanding Dark Matter

May 8, 2015

Bizarre Moons

May 22, 2015


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All shows begin at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. The planetarium is located in the Farrington Building, Room 102. 

For more information, contact Mike Prokosch at 936-294-3664 or by email at mwp007@shsu.edu

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Sam Houston State University Observatory Schedule, Spring 2015

Dates (Day of Week):

February 2, 2015 (M)

February 3, 2015 (T)  Full Moon

February 11, 2015 (W)  Last Quarter Moon

February 12, 2015 (Th)  Comet Lovejoy may still be visible

February 16, 2015 (M)  Algol at minimum, centered at 8:19

February 17, 2015 (T)  New Moon tomorrow

February 25, 2015 (W)  

February 26, 2015 (Th)

March 4, 2015 (W)

March 5, 2015 (Th)  Full Moon

March 19, 2015 (Th)  

March 20, 2015 (F)  New Moon, Equinox

March 25, 2015 (W)

March 26, 2015 (Th)  First Quarter tomorrow

March 31, 2015 (M)

April 1, 2015 (W)

April 7, 2015 (T)

April 10, 2015 (F) 


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.

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

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