Observatory & Planetarium Schedules

Sam Houston State University Planetarium Schedule Fall 2018

September 28, 2018
7:00 Exploding Universe
October 19, 2018 7:00 Chasing the Ghost Particle
November 30 2018 7:00 Exploding Universe Possible Comet to see???
December 14, 2018 7:00 Chasing the Ghost Particle

Exploding Universe movie poster       bizarre-moons

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

Clear Skies!


Sam Houston State University Observatory Schedule Fall 2018

DateTimeAstronomy Notes for the Day
September 12th 8:00 Mars visible all semester...but gets smaller.
September 13th 8:00 Last day to get see Jupiter this semester.
September 17th 8:00
September 18th 8:00
September 26th 8:00
September 27th 8:00
October 1st 8:00
October 2nd 8:00 Last Quarter Moon. Skies should be nice and dark
October 9th 8:00
October 12th 8:00
October 16th 8:00
October 17th 8:00 Last day to get to see Saturn this semester.
October 22nd 8:00 Orionid Meteor Shower
October 23rd 8:00 Full Moon tomorrow, bright sky, few stars
November 1st 8:00 Mars is REALLY small.
November 2nd 8:00
November 7th 8:00 New Moon. Nice and dark skies.
November 8th 8:00
November 12th 8:00
November 13th 8:00

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

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:

Directions to Observatory

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