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Cloudy Views Through a Clear Lens: George Observatory Anticipates Research Explosion When Wet Weather Dissipates
June 16, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

It’s been a wet, cloudy year for George Observatory, but flooding and poor viewing nights at Brazos Bend State Park haven’t kept astronomers from dreaming. Big breakthroughs have happened at the George in the past, and with a complete restoration of the 36-inch, deep space Gueymard Research Telescope, a return to astronomical research is quite […]

The Dome is Done! Planetarium renovation moving ahead right on schedule
February 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Burke Baker Planetarium and Friedkin Theater renovation project reached a milestone this week, and we at the museum are brimming with anticipation! Okay. That’s an understatement. When we first heard the news, we all ran around screaming, “The dome is finished! The dome is finished!” That’s what really happened. The dome is indeed complete, […]

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 […]

Extended hours at the George this weekend make for optimum Milky Way consumption
July 8, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

The galaxy, not the candy, of course! photo by DerekSteen This Friday night, the George Observatory will offer one of the first summer viewings of the Milky Way — with extended hours from 5 to 11 p.m. And as with the George’s usual Saturday night viewings, research telescopes will also be available to stargazers along […]



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