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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 […]

Don’t fight the dark: Five simple ways to cut down on light pollution
April 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

When you visit the George Observatory, you’ll notice signs that say, “Please no white lights.” You’ll also see that all our outside lights are red. The reason we do this is to fight light pollution and create a dark-sky-friendly environment (or at least as dark as we can this close to Houston).  Despite our best […]

Don’t miss the Geminid Meteor Shower this Friday night! Here’s how, where and when to view
December 10, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

The annual Geminid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend, and we’ve got some tips for stargazers hoping to catch it. The New Moon falls on Thursday, Dec. 13 this year, which should guarantee us nice, dark night for viewing. The Geminid Meteor shower peaks every December and is one of the best, most reliable showers, producing […]

Save the Date, Save Energy, Help Save the Planet!
March 26, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Turn off your lights and unplug anything you can this Saturday night, March 28, 2009, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.  You’ll be joining over one billion people, in over 2,800 cities and towns in 84 countries, who have chosen to conserve energy during the international “Earth Hour” celebration.  This is the first time Houston will officially […]



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