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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Last Chance for Winter Constellations in April
April 4, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is now high in the east-southeast at dusk. It outshines all stars we ever see at night, so you can’t miss it.  Mercury is visible just after sunset this month. Face west at twilight, and look low in the sky over the point where the sun sets. Mercury isn’t as brilliant as Venus or […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Five planets at dawn, leap day this February!
February 1, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is now a late evening object, rising in the east. It rises by 9 p.m. on Feb. 1, and by Feb. 29 it comes up just before 7 p.m., which is during evening twilight. Jupiter comes to opposition on March 8, which is when Earth aligns with Jupiter and the Sun. That is why […]

Geminid Meteor Shower offers a brilliant weekend at the George!
December 11, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

The annual Geminid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend, and we’ve got some tips for stargazers hoping to catch it. The Geminids are unique among meteor showers because they are associated not with a comet but with an asteroid, 3200 Phaethon. Comet orbits are so oblong that that they cross Earth’s orbit almost at right angles. […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Southern sky brings beasts and gods of water in November
November 4, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Saturn sets in twilight for the first week of November and is lost in the sun’s glare the rest of the month.  Venus, Mars and Jupiter are still close together in the morning sky this month. Right now, Venus is close to Mars, with Jupiter above them. Venus and Mars are 0.68 degrees apart the morning […]



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Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
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