Observatory & Planetarium Schedules

Sam Houston State University Planetarium Schedule, Fall 2015      

Date

Time

Show

Notes

September 11, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Exploding Universe

Total Lunar Eclipse in 2 days 

October 2, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Exploding Universe

 

November 13, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Exploding Universe

 

December 4, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Exploding Universe

December 11, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Exploding Universe

Geminids Meteor Shower in 3 days 

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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!


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Sam Houston State University Observatory Schedule, Fall 2015

Dates (Day of Week):

September 14, 2015 

September 15, 2015   Asteroid Ceres is stationary, 2:00 EDT

September 23, 2015   

September 24, 2015   Mars 0.8 degrees north of Regulus, 1 P.M. EDT

September 30, 2015  Mercury is in inferior conjunction, 11 A.M. EDT

October 1, 2015

October 5, 2015 

October 6, 2015

October 14, 2015

October 15, 2015

October 19, 2015 

October 20, 2015   Last Quarter Moon

November 2, 2015

November 3, 2015

November 11, 2015   New Moon

November 12, 2015   Northern Taurid Meteor Shower Peak, 15 ZHR

November 19, 2015   Last Quarter Moon

November 20, 2015 

 

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.

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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