Reflect, refract, get the facts! Join us for a telescope class April 6 at the George Observatory

Scope out your new telescope at one of our informative telescope classes.

Our refracting/reflecting scope class April 6 at 3 p.m. will teach beginner astronomers how to set up their ‘scopes, as well as some star formations to look for.

via the Beautmont Enterprise
Image via the Beaumont Enterprise

Then, at 4:30 p.m., our go-to/computerized telescope class will lend expert advice on how to align your ‘scope. Stay late and let the public view the stars through your new telescope on the observation deck, and see how much fun it can be to volunteer at the George!

Both classes are $25 for members, $30 for the public.

HMNS is here to handle the holidays: Whether it’s goodies to wrap or stuff to do, we’ve got gifts galore

You’ve heard a lot lately about our Museum Store. But aside from finding everything from kids’ gear:

spikeosaurus backpack

To dorky duds:

solid, liquid, gas tee

To fine jewelry:

suzanna dai necklace

To funky stuff for your home:

elemental wine markers

. . . (all in-store OR online, we might add), you should also remember that we deal in fun.

For example, for the budding astronomer in your life, some NASA-grade astronaut gear might be suitable, but you could make his or her holiday STELLAR with telescope classes at the George Observatory. The George offers tailored classes for Go-To and computerized telescopes as well as for simple, non-tracking reflecting and refracting telescopes. Classes for each are offered on Jan. 5, with expert astronomers on-hand to help set up ‘scopes and get students started tracking those stars away from city light pollution in beautiful Brazos Bend State Park.

So while you’re wrapping up boxes this holiday season, be sure to think outside them. From membership to adult education to classes for kiddos, we’ve got you covered.