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This week at the George Observatory: Perseids Punch Through Supermoon on August 12
August 10, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

If you follow astronomy websites, you’ve probably noticed that every month or so there’s an article about a meteor shower happening. There are meteors showers frequently throughout the year. Some showers are more active than others depending on various factors. This August one of the most reliably active showers, the Perseids, will take place.  The […]

Scout out the George Observatory on February 2: Cub Scouts earn Astronomy Belt Loop and Pins in one day!
January 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

What are your Scouts doing next weekend? We have an idea! Bring your Cub Scouts out to The George Observatory on Saturday, February 2 to earn their Astronomy Belt Loop and Pins in a single day. Hands-on activities taught by staff astronomers help Scouts enjoy completing their requirements, which include: learning how to focus and […]

Happy Birthday George Observatory!
October 14, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

20 years ago, it was still the 80s. The Hubble Telescope had not been launched, nor returned the extraordinary images from the deepest regions of space that inspire such wonder today. Construction on the International Space Station hadn’t yet begun, and Pluto was still a planet. And, 20 years ago today, the George Observatory was born. […]

2009: International Year of Astronomy
January 21, 2009 · 1 Comment

photo credit: judepics We could say that modern astronomy began in 1609.  That was the year when the telescope, invented by the Dutch in 1608, was first used to observe and describe celestial objects.  Until telescopes were used, astronomy was primarily about measuring the positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets in the sky.  This helped […]



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