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Go Stargazing! May Edition
May 3, 2011 · 1 Comment

Saturn is the only planet in May 2011 evening skies.  Face south southeast at dusk, and you’ll see Saturn near a star of similar brightness— Spica in Virgo.  Saturn is significantly higher in the sky than Spica and a bit to its right as you face south.  Last month, Earth passed between the Sun and […]

Go Stargazing! December Edition
December 1, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter dominates this month’s evening skies.  It outshines all stars in the sky, so it’s easy to find.  Face south at dusk and look for the brightest thing there. Mercury has emerged into the evening sky, and is visible at the beginning of this month.  Look low in the southwest at dusk, right over the […]

How Far are the Stars? (part 1)
November 24, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: jurvetson During a recent planetarium show, I discussed the stars of the Summer Triangle (up all night long in summer, they are still high in the west at dusk in autumn). I mentioned that Deneb, apparently dimmer than the Triangle’s other two stars Vega and Altair, is actually much larger and gives off […]

Go Stargazing! November Edition
November 3, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

The king of planets, Jupiter, which dominted the evening skies of September and October, is still well placed for obeserving in the evening during this month. It outshines all stars in the sky, so it’s easy to find. Face southeast at dusk. photo credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video Mars remains very low in the […]


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5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
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13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
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Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
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DST = Daylight Savings Time.
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