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Sky Happenings In July 2017
July 4, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

    The Summer Triangle is high in the east.  This consists of the brightest stars in Cygnus, Lyra, and Aquila.  Scorpius, the Scorpion, is in the south, with the ‘teapot’ of Sagittarius to his left.  Leo, the Lion, sets in the west.  From the Big Dipper’s handle, ‘arc to Arcturus’ and ‘speed on to […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Venus shifts to morning, Chinese New Year approaches
January 6, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Venus shifts from the evening to the morning sky. For the next few days, look for it low in the southwest at dusk. If no buildings or trees block the view, you can still make out Venus in the twilight; it outshines everything in the sky but the Sun and the Moon. Notice […]

Discovery Dome hits the George Observatory for weekends this summer!
May 30, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Summers at the George Observatory are about to get a whole lot sweeter. In addition to our normal (but extraordinary) telescope viewings and astronomy lectures, beginning June 1, we’ll also have our portable planetarium — the Discovery Dome — on-hand Friday and Saturday nights through Aug. 25. This young astronomer loves the Discovery Dome! Each […]

Go Stargazing! August Edition
August 2, 2011 · 4 Comments

Saturn is the only planet visible to the naked eye at night this August.  Face southwest at dusk and you’ll see Saturn near a star of similar brightness—Spica in Virgo.  Saturn is a bit to the right of Spica as you face southwest.   The ringed planet remains well placed for evening viewing and remains in […]


HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
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Sugar Land, Texas 77479
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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

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DST = Daylight Savings Time.
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