the-george-observatory

The George Observatory

Sky Happenings in April, 2017
April 4, 2017 · 3 Comments

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Source: http://www.eso.org/public/images/potw1431a/     This star map shows the Houston sky at 10 pm CDT on April 1, 9 pm CDT on April 15, and dusk on April 30.  To use the map, put the direction you are facing at the bottom.   Jupiter, near Spica in Virgo, is up virtually […]

First Light: Gueymard research telescope debut to coincide with Hubble anniversary
April 11, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

April 25 will mark the 25th anniversary of the world-famous Hubble Space Telescope, and the George Observatory will celebrate with a debut of their restored 36-inch Gueymard Research Telescope, the largest specialized Cassegrain telescope open to the public, and the only one that chooses to use an eyepiece. “You can see the images with your own […]

The stars at night are big and…. falling: Geminid Meteor Shower Returns December 13!
December 9, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Of the many meteor showers that occur throughout the year, the Geminid Meteor Shower in December may be the most reliably active. This meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes near 3200 Phaethon, a Palladian Asteroid. The Geminids were first observed in 1862. The shower gets its name because they appear to originate in the […]

This week @HMNS: Making physics cool and celebrating 25 years at the George
October 6, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This series is about events happening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. For more information about HMNS, our exhibits and programming, please visit HMNS.org.   THURSDAY, OCT. 9FILM SCREENING: Particle Fever GET TICKETS Imagine being able to watch Franklin received his first jolt of electricity or Edison turn on the first light bulb! Particle Fever gives you […]



Editor's Picks April Educator How-To: Make a Roman Mosaic What’s The Splatter? The Science Behind Bug Guts on your Windshield. 5 Of The Rarest Objects On Display At HMNS Questions From A Perceptive Third Grader New Special Exhibition at HMNS – Vanishing Arts: Highlights from the Beasley-Hwang Collection Your Spring Break Guide for a Fossil-filled Visit to HMNS
Follow And Subscribe
HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629


Get Directions Offering varies by location
HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277


Get Directions Offering varies by location
George Observatory

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

Hours
Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
Get Directions Offering varies by location

Stay in the know. Join our mailing list.